Oh dear. This excerpt from Oblivio goes with the conversation overheard about breakups and Friendster (sadly the full story is deleted), and with my own (thankfully extinguished) obsessive blogchecking.

E said that her instant messaging program lets her know when Jís computer has been idle more than a certain number of minutes, this being information she uses in her speculations about whether J is talking to, emailing, or having sex with the other woman.

I suggested the obvious: Delete him from the program.

She responded with the obvious: This is her only connection to him.

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