Back in 2008, David McCandless and Lee Bryon analyzed more than 10,000 Facebook status updates to generate this graph, which plots breakups through the calendar year. Looking at the graph, there's a pretty clear uptick right after February 14.
So, for Valentine's Day, Nora talked to Ilana Gershon, author of The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media. Yes, this is how Spark celebrates Valentine's Day -- by talking to academics about digital breakups. A shorter version of this interview will air on an upcoming episode of Spark, but you can hear the full, uncut interview below, or download the MP3. [runs 16:23]
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