In a move to the direction of additional Facebook creepiness, you can now take your stalking to a whole new level. And by that, I mean, the stalking now comes to YOU.
The Breakup Notifier app lets users select the friends whose love lives they want to monitor and, whenever they change their relationship status on Facebook, it sends an e-mail. “You like someone. They’re in a relationship. Be the first to know when they’re out of it,” says the tagline on the app’s website.
Dan Loewenherz, 24, a developer based in Beverly Hills, California, said it took him just about four hours to build the application. He launched the app and its website Saturday, and in the past 36 hours the site has been visited more than 700,000 times and the app has been downloaded by 40,000 people, he said. “I was blown away,” he said. “This weekend, I just thought it would be a fun thing to do. It was going to be a little joke, I was going to send it to some friends… but I think people really like this idea. I just didn’t intend it to be this big.”