February 14 is a day for singles – to commiserate. In fact, it has become synonymous with single awareness and relationship loathing events. This year, mobile apps like Killswitch are also getting into the act.
Are you still friends with your ex on Facebook? The makers of the Killswitch app want to help you with your recent heartbreak by removing any remnants of unwanted relations from Facebook.
Relationships ending and moving on is an essential, healthy part of life. And while Social Media intends to reflect many aspects of the human experience, it doesn’t yet easily reflect that key element–the end of relationships. With KillSwitch, we’re trying to fill that gap, bridge online with offline. To help people to move on in their digital lives as much as they want and need to in their personal lives.
Let’s say you don’t have an ex on Facebook, the app will discreetly remove photos, messages and shared links with any arch nemesis you are friends with.
This process might take a long time depending on the depth of your Facebook relationship. Just pick up a copy of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and let Killswitch clean your Facebook wall while you contemplate the merits of social networks as a mnemonic device. If you’re not ready to permanently delete all remnants of your ex you can choose to keep the memories in a separate invisible Facebook folder.
Letting go can be hard, but if you are not convinced of the healing powers of digital destruction, the app also donates its proceeds to the American Heart Association of New York.