jfruhlinger writes: "Breakup notifier, which automatically emails you when an object of your affection changes their Facebook relationship status from taken to single, may seem like just another silly social media app. But as blogger Dan Tynan points out, it illustrates a more important point: The nature of publicly available information changes when you automate its collection. This fact has been at the heart of many of the the transformations the Internet has wrought on society; as we make more personal info public and semipublic on social networks, it's about to apply to us in much more personal ways."
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