The Case of the Ex(es)

Living on the other side of the world from an ex makes things easier, right?  Right?!  Wrong.  In this New York Magazine article, Maureen O’Connor talks about the change in the dating landscape effected by social media and smartphones.  And her conclusions are scarily on point.

>> All My Exes Live in Texts : Why the Social Media Generation Never Really Breaks Up <<

So have you ever de-friended an ex who kept popping up on your Facebook newsfeed with pictures of his new squeeze?  Blocked him on Gchat?  Boycotted social media for a month to detox?  You’re not alone.  Apparently, we’re all doing it.  And it’s seriously ruining our lives.

– Sandra

Revolutionize Textual Communication

How often has a concise email been interpreted as terse?  When was the last time your subtle irony was interpreted as wildly inappropriate and anti-PC?  From the “I’m Not Angry” mark to the sarcastises, here are some punctuation marks that would really smooth the treacherous terrains of digital communication:

>> 8 New Punctuation Marks We Desperately Need << 

– Sandra