A friend of mine, Amy, was reading her ex's Twitter feed the other night when she saw that he written something about her. "Road trip log #13: it wouldn't be a vacation without a voice mail from my ex-girlfriend looming in the upper left corner of my phone". She had left him a voice mail a few days prior because she has still not gotten some of her things back from the break-up, which was a year and a half ago. He still has six of her paintings, a china set, and various items of clothing. They never speak, and she just wanted her stuff back.
Amy was livid when she read the tweet. And she felt like she could not defend herself. She knew that the tweet wasn't that bad or accusative, but she felt like he was trying to portray her as the "crazy ex-girlfriend" to all of his friends, when in reality she has only called him this one time to get her stuff back. She also couldn't really say anything in reference to the tweet, because then he (and all his friends) would know that she read it.
I feel like this is a common problem. An ex saying something about another ex via social networking. It isn't classy in the least, but I feel like it is so commonplace that nearly everyone is guilty of it. Why do we do it? Do we want to hurt the people we used to love on public platform?
Readers: Has an ex ever talked shit about you on the Internet? Have you ever done the same to an ex? What do you do when someone tarnishes your name on a social networking site?Image Source