The website, Idump4u.com, will call your significant other to end a relationship. For $10 you get a basic break up, for $25 they will call off your engagement and 50 bucks gets you a divorce call. The calls are posted online for the world to hear.
"Being broken up with is no fun and being broken up with this way is probably twice as frustrating," said Harry Reis, a University of Rochester professor and relationship expert. Reis says it's never a good idea to use technology as a substitute for face to face contact. "There are just ways of short cutting what is a difficult thing for people to do, but usually you grow from these kinds of experiences," said Reis. "So taking the easy way out is likely to be worse for you in long run than better."
According to recent studies we spend 80 minutes a day text messaging, social networking and emailing. Nowadays, at the Starry Nites Cafe in Rochester people go there as much for the wi-fi as they do the food and coffee. We asked people there what they think about our obsession with gadgets. "It's pretty sad when you are at a restaurant and you see a parent and child or couple and their both on their phones talking to people who aren't even present," said Melissa Balmain of Rochester.
From breaking off relationships to confessing your sins there is an App for that. That's right you can now wipe the slate clean for $1.99. (However, The Catholic Church says you must see a priest for absolution.) "Maybe if somebody uses it to make themselves feel a little better and reflect it's not such a bad thing," said Karen Berger of Rochester.