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  1. Aug 2015
    1. You used to be able to move or move on when that happened. Relations died natural deaths as the routines of your daily life made it less and less likely that you would intersect and interact.

      Break-ups after being actively involved on social media together is very painful. Because we live in a city, we manage to give each other space, but online - even though we have temporarily (I hope) unfriended each other - we still see each other online through mutual friends all the time. On one social media platform, someone I was showing a little interest in suggested I remove the photos of my ex and I because it looked so much like I was unavailable. I thought about moving... but like what I think you are saying here... my social media would follow me no matter where I lived.

    2. To mute someone is to de-voice them.

      I love this insight. I hadn't thought of it this way at all. I have muted people I feel obligated to follow - a few high school friends and a family member or two. I feel "silenced" by their political voice. And so I am "silencing" them. Hmmm, I need to think more about this.