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New Study Says Most Use Facebook to Spy on Exes: Do You Stalk Your Ex Online?

mrosen814 2012/08/02 21:00:00
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The University of Western Ontario conducted a study that found 88% of individuals are guilty of using Facebook to spy on an ex. Veronika Lukacs, who wrote her thesis on the subject told the New York Daily News, “It’s so interesting right now, so different from before this technology existed.” She goes onto say, "once you broke up in the past, it was over.” But now, according to her study, "nearly everyone" uses Facebook to clue themselves in to the lives of their exes.

NYDAILYNEWS.COM reports:
If you think you’re the only one who creeps on Facebook to see what an ex is up to, think again. Nearly everyone — 88% — is guilty of using the social network to spy on someone after a breakup, research from University of Western Ontario finds.
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  • El Prez 2012/08/03 22:04:24
    No
    El Prez
    +1
    Clearly shows the stupidity and shallowness of the people and the medium. Fools with too much time on their hands.
  • Knight Of Blood 2012/08/03 21:42:45
    No
    Knight Of Blood
    +1
    because im still in my 1st relationship XD
  • venus 2012/08/03 21:08:42
    No
    venus
    +1
    i sometimes wonder how sane these researches are
  • AmyRoseHeggieBoo♥ 2012/08/03 21:06:46
    No
    AmyRoseHeggieBoo♥
  • Pocahontas 2012/08/03 20:59:07
    No
    Pocahontas
    +1
    I don't!
  • MiMi 2012/08/03 20:17:00
    No
    MiMi
    +2
    That is quite pathetic I must say!
  • Boo 2012/08/03 20:08:12
    No
    Boo
    +1
    Attorneys use social media to find information on people, and evidence to use against adversaries. It has "convicted" many cheating spouses in divorces. Don't be posting anything you don't want others to know or use against you!
  • Preston Garrison 2012/08/03 19:58:29
    No
    Preston Garrison
    +1
    Nope. I use it to creep on potential lovers. I kid. I kid.
  • Loki 2012/08/03 19:35:18
    No
    Loki
    +4

    Why use the internet...
    ....when the resolution outside of thier window is so much better?
  • Rabbit Loki 2012/08/03 19:54:37
    Rabbit
    LMAO XD
  • Robshock 2012/08/03 19:15:40 (edited)
    No
    Robshock
    +1
    If I still cared about what they were doing, I would still be involved with them. History is history.
  • EricVanSingleton 2012/08/03 19:11:07
    No
    EricVanSingleton
    +2
    What's sad is that the 88% of the Facebook users surveyed by Veronika Lukacs don't see rejection as liberation. I love that new add campaign that says, "Don't be the Ex. Be the one that got away." http://cache.vevo.com/Content...
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/08/03 19:06:48
  • ~MandyLynn~ 2012/08/03 18:47:12
    No
    ~MandyLynn~
    +3
    My ex is a waste of time. :) I have better things to do!
  • Gia 2012/08/03 18:16:06
    No
    Gia
    +2
    Once their gone their gone out of my life in all ways, except maybe to stay friends.
  • Michael 2012/08/03 18:15:28
    No
    Michael
    +1
    Do not use facebook for anything. Too narcissistic,a waste of time, too time consuming I like to socialize in person. It is unauthentic.
  • Gia Michael 2012/08/03 18:17:23
    Gia
    +2
    Uh, you just did......
  • james.b... Gia 2012/08/03 18:32:25
    james.bowman.146
    HA!
  • Michael Gia 2012/08/04 15:10:31
    Michael
    Michael
    I use Sodahead as a soapbox, not for socialization purpose. It is anonymous, remember.
  • Robshock Michael 2012/08/03 19:17:19
    Robshock
    +2
    Yes, Sodahead is so much more "authentic." Geesh!!
  • Michael Robshock 2012/08/04 15:09:54
    Michael
    I use Sodahead as a soapbox, not for socialization purpose. It is anonymous, remember.
  • Swordfish 2012/08/03 18:11:16
    No
    Swordfish
    +1
    Sadly, I don't have any exes to stalk :(
    #Foreveralone
  • Robshock Swordfish 2012/08/03 19:19:05
    Robshock
    WOW!! Just exactly how ugly are you? Even Marty Feldman got a piece every now and then.
  • SundayS... Robshock 2012/08/03 20:11:43
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    +2
    Hey hey hey wtf? What's up with that attitude? That, sir, was uncalled for.

    I personally have never had a boyfriend. You can't judge people on something as stupid as that, just be glad he's not sleeping around.

    ~And no, not being in a relationship doesn't automatically make you ugly either
  • Robshock SundayS... 2012/08/03 23:48:41
    Robshock
    It was a joke for crying out loud!! Lighten up! Do you see a picture of the person there?
  • SundayS... Robshock 2012/08/04 20:59:58 (edited)
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    +1
    Ah, sorry. .3. it's just you see so many nutters and uncalled for attacks on here you never know when someone's actually kidding .3. My mistake.

    No hard feelings, K?
  • Robshock SundayS... 2012/08/04 21:28:38
    Robshock
    Not at all. I understand completely.
  • Swordfish Robshock 2012/08/04 14:50:49
    Swordfish
    Lol nah I'm not ugly (at least... I don't think so O_O), I've just never been in a relationship.
  • Rob Smoot 2012/08/03 18:00:08 (edited)
    No
    Rob Smoot
    +2
    She's an ex why do that get on with a better life without them
  • Jay Victoria 2012/08/03 17:40:12
    No
    Jay Victoria
    +2
    i use facebook to stalk everybody. No discrimination, you're ALL being watched.
  • RoxLight13 2012/08/03 17:39:58
    No
    RoxLight13
    +5
    HELL NO! I use FB to stalk my Bf and my friends!
    ... oh crap... now they might know... <<
  • jlott069 2012/08/03 17:04:39
    No
    jlott069
    +1
    She is an EX for a reason. If I didnt have two sons with her, I would be happy to never see her again.
  • imagine. ☮ 2012/08/03 16:50:15
    No
    imagine. ☮
    +1
    I'm not that pathetic.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/08/03 16:22:54
    No
    dear•LT13☻
    +1
    But I know some people who do...
  • Nate Hubert 2012/08/03 16:06:28
    No
    Nate Hubert
    +1
    I don't "stalk" them per-se... I do catch up on their lives every once in a while. But honestly, it's not like they're a special case or something. I do the same for everyone else in my life...
  • Daniel O'Hern 2012/08/03 16:02:39
    No
    Daniel O'Hern
    +1
    There is no sense to stalk an ex. You've been there done that move on to the next to be ex. You have usually paid for that right anyways by giving 50% of what ever you had.
    Get some fresh tail and be done with it.
  • fooley177 2012/08/03 16:01:14
    No
    fooley177
    +1
    The only thing facebook is good for is to smash a basketball into someone's face. WILSONBERGER!
  • nightowl 2012/08/03 15:57:42
    No
    nightowl
    +2
    Their use of the word "spy" is misleading. Myself and some of my ex's keep in touch online...it doesn't mean we're spying on one another. If a break up is bad, you can always un-friend someone anyway.
  • Gray Pilgrim 2012/08/03 15:55:01
    No
    Gray Pilgrim
    +2
    Another reason to boycott Facebook (otherwise known as Zuckenburgs Revenge)
  • SundayS... Gray Pi... 2012/08/03 20:12:21 (edited)
    SundayStoleYourCookieDough
    So you're boycotting facebook...over how other people use it? o-o

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