Twitter is buzzing once again about Miley Cyrus and her relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Miley unfollowed Liam over the weekend on Twitter and the speculation of their relationship had the online community suggesting something was wrong. Then an official announcement breaking off the couple’s engagement came from the publicists. For those folks holding out hope, it’s time to realize this celebrity relationship is over. Now Twitter shows the couple really has ended it all as on Tuesday Liam Hemsworth unfollowed Miley Cyrus.
While the drama of unfollowing an individual sounds all too much, it goes to show how connected Miley Cyrus’ fans have become to the star on Twitter. Using social media almost exclusively, the fans track her every move and make assumptions based on her actions and those actions of people around her. When Tuesday Liam Hemsworth unfollowed Miley Cyrus the uproar from fans caused a trend as people thought the two stars might be willing to work things out.
Courtship in 2013 has definitely changed. It used to be a text message was sufficient enough to let everyone know a couple had split. Now, it has to be an unfollow on Twitter before the end of a relationship is finally accepted as social media has such a big play in life today. Apparently things have progressed as 10 years ago it was a phone call (landline of course) that ended connections. And before that? Well, it might have been a while ago, but rock through a window with a note tied on it almost indicated a relationship was finished.