>Well im single again although im begining to think it was the wrong decision.
Recently I broke up with my boyfriend Josh. He has moved interstate and there are still so many things in my life to sort and finish before I would be able to move there with him. Breaking up is hard enough but its even worse when you both feel like you are walking away from something that is really good.
We are both on facebook and before I had even gotten home from the airport our facebook relationship status had been changed to single complete with live feed that informed everyone in my friends list of the change in situation. Text messages and emails began to flow like a torrent of sympathy at a time when all I wanted to do was hide under my bed. People who have barely even a passing interest in my life now were sharing in my pain, being nosey, gossiping and adding their opinions.
The whole experience made me think about how the internet is changing the way we open ourselves up to the world. Internet dating allows those without confidence to open up without making themselves vulnerable, blogs and camera phones make it easy to put our images all over the world. Then I thought about the way the current generation “Y” is using this technology to send pictures of themselves out to people they have never met. Millions of images floating in the ether of naked young people standing infront of their mirrors holding camera phones. What seems like fun at the time will surely have consequences. Technology moves so quickly and our ability to self regulate our use of it does not. This is a problem that will only really make itself known in 5 or 10 years time when these teenagers are looking for work as Doctors, lawyers, teachers, or entering any kind of public office. Will we be forgiving or will a moment of weakness and a camera phone be the end of it all?