Hold On!

Hold Up

Please select a minimum of three sectors in the menu above.

Got It
  • How can tech help people through the break-up blues?
  • How can tech help people through the break-up blues?
    Hamza Butt, Creative Commons (2017) ©
CASE STUDY

Break-Up Boss: a break-up aid for the digital age

Breaking up is hard to do – and it’s gotten even more difficult since the advent of smartphones and social media. From resisting stalking an ex on Facebook to encouraging positive thoughts, Break-Up Boss promises to get people through the emotional aftermath of a freshly-ended relationship.

Location Global / Oceania

Scope
“Break-ups, generally speaking, and there are always exceptions, take over our lives, personalities, work, diet, TV-watching choices and desire for alcoholic beverages, and quite frankly, this has to stop,” writes Australian author and columnist Zoë Foster-Blake. “Life is too short not to learn and grow from our romantic upheavals, then move the hell forward.” [1]

It’s surely only the very few (and perhaps the very lucky) among us who have never felt the stress and varying levels of pain that heartbreak brings. Foster-Blake’s new app, Break-Up Boss, aims to tackle this hardest of times, helping users get ...

Canvas8

Related

  • Article image

    Is ‘hook-up culture’ as bad as it sounds?

    The internet has transformed sex beyond recognition, but whether this change is for the better or worse is still open to discussion. We sit down with Lisa Wade, associate professor of sociology and author of American Hookup, to explore the behaviours attached to hook-up culture.

  • Article image

    What does romance look like for Gen Y?

    As our lives become increasingly intertwined with tech, the ways we express romantic interest are evolving. But are Gen Yers interested in starting relationships online, or have they swiped left on digital romance? Canvas8 sat down with 20 Americans to find out what they think about love and dating.

  • Article image

    Why we gave up novels for nonfiction

    More people are reading nonfiction books than ever before, but they’re being savvier about who they choose to read and what they read about. How are hobby guides, self-help books and biographies changing to fit with contemporary readers’ interests? And what’s drawing people away from fiction?

  • Article image

    Nihilist memes: misery goes viral

    Memes are part of the fabric of internet culture. But at a time when there’s such a disparity between reality and social media perfection, the subversion of the classic meme format reflects a shift in how people express themselves digitally. How do nihilist memes show the silver lining of sadness?