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Online Breakup App KillSwitch Makes Breaking Up Suck Less

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As online content moves ever faster and as social networking becomes an even greater part of our lives, there is of course a whole lot of grief that comes with it as well. Privacy is rare these days, and counting on people to keep your personal information safe is a luxury few have. It seems every social networking service makes it easy to meet people, but they also cause heartache when the relationship is over. The KillSwitch online breakup app aims to sooth the bitterness of all that.

The co-founder of this app, Erica Mannherz of ClearHart (the company behind it), has been approached by the media to explain the app’s necessity in a networking world that gets ever more complex. The goal is not to cause more heartache, but to sooth it. This online breakup app is simple and straightforward. With a click of a button, the app crawls your Facebook profile and deletes any mention, tag, picture or status update that has your ex mentioned in it. It can also be done manually through the app so you can choose what you want to delete. This could potentially make a separation from the person you were once in a relationship with an easier endeavor.

The online breakup app KillSwitch is not just for people engulfed in heartache from a relationship gone bad, but it can also be used in the same way for co-workers, friends, employers and any other people you might feel the need to exclude from your Facebook timeline and photo archive. The app is not just available on Facebook, but will soon also be available on Google Play (at the time I am writing this, I believe it is already out in the Google Play store) and in the App Store as well.

Whether or not this will prove to be a well received app is unclear at the moment. There’s no doubt a lot of people who could really use one of these online breakup apps, but it could also cause a whole lot more heartache. Once the person you are trying to detach yourself from finds out you have purged every mention, tag, picture and status update with his or her name on it, it could lead to even worse repercussions. Maybe someone should come up with an app that mends heartaches instead of trying to dust them under the carpet. Just a thought.

ClearHart’s Online Breakup App KillSwitch

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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