Well, we've already had plenty of stories of people fired by SMS, but it appears that getting dumped by SMS is much more popular. 9% of people in the UK claim they've dumped someone via text message. And, as you get younger (the 15 to 24 age demographic), the percentage rises to 20%. Ouch. The article quotes a kid saying that it's fairly standard practice among teens who want to avoid the painful breakup conversation in person. It does make you wonder what impact this will have later in life on people - as they are learning to hide behind technology when it comes time to take on unpleasant tasks.
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