Monday, April 22, 2013
Social media is built around maintaining your relationships. Facebook Timeline was introduced to help you remember your past.
But what happens when relationships fall apart and when there are parts of your past you'd rather not remember? Social media can thrust painful memories on you, often when you least expect it.
I was recently interviewed by the BBC Radio 4's show "Digital Human" about my experience with divorce in the Internet era, along with Becca Bland, who is estranged from her parents.
This is the first time I've given an interview about my divorce, and although it was a bit nervewracking to talk about my personal life, I'm really proud to have been a part of this show. It's a thoughtful examination of an area of modern digital life that is new and challenging but not without hope.
You can stream the show directly from the BBC's site or download it for free from iTunes.
My post from last year on divorce in the Internet era is here.
Art: Portrait of Ambroise Vollard by Paul Cézanne