Before technology allowed people to communicate so effortlessly, the act of breaking up over the phone was considered too impersonal. Compared to the ways that people end their relationships now, a call almost seems polite. Whether it's because of a desire to make things public or just to cop out to avoid an awkward meeting, lovers young and old are using technology to break the news. Here at Switched, we dug up some of the harshest ways that tech-enabled breakups have been executed. Read on and you'll laugh, cringe and hope this never happens to you.
1. Rant and rave on YouTube
Few divorces are ever settled amicably, but even fewer have been detailed on YouTube
for the world to witness by an angry wife. Such is the reason that the videos by Tricia Walsh-Smith
created an Internet buzz covered by both blogs and mainstream media. Within the last few weeks, Walsh-Smith, 54, published two clips
discussing her split with hubby Philip Smith, 77. The videos contained intimate details
about their marriage and split. Unfortunately for her, she'll have to find a new place to film – a judge ruled that she can no longer make her videos in the apartment she shared with her soon-to-be ex.