Mark Zuckerberg’s classy visit with Obama notwithstanding, Facebook just took one step further into stalker land.
Meet the Facebook Breakup Notifier. It is exactly what you think it is: an application that allows you to track the relationship statuses of people you’re into, who are currently “in a relationship.” When they’re back on the market, you’re notified immediately.
Though the app’s creator, Dan Loewenherz, claims this is mostly for fun, the Breakup Notifier is a fully functional application.
Here’s Loewenherz on his eureka moment:
A few days ago, my fiancée and her mom were talking about setting up a nice guy with my fiancée’s sister. Unfortunately, said guy is in a relationship. My mother-in-law to be suggested it would be nice to know when the relationship was over (jokingly). I blurted out that I could make something that could do that in a couple of hours.
Seriously, this is mostly a joke. But it was too funny to pass up.