You like someone. They are in a relationship. Be the first to know when they are out of it. That is what the Facebook Breakup Notifier, a new app for the site is all about. The concept is simple, and it may become popular.
It lets users pick certain friends whose relationship status they would like to monitor. If one of those relationships changes, the user gets notified by e-mail.
So, if that old high school flame suddenly becomes “single” or the receptionist you’ve pined for decides that her on-again, off-again relationship is now “complicated,” you can swoop right in.
The app is created by developer Dan Loewenherz. While it may have induce a little stalking, among single and interested folks, who can deny that Facebook is used to keep up with the romantic doings of others? Creepy yes. But in the first place, you should be careful who you approve as a Facebook friend, right?
Theoretically, the app could be used by friends who just want to keep up with the love lives of their buddies so they can be there with a pint of ice cream and a shoulder to cry on when things go sour. (Photo by CNN)