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A heated break-up on a Brooklyn rooftop was broadcast worldwide via Twitter.
New York comedian Kyle Ayers was relaxing on the rooftop of his Brooklyn apartment building when he heard a couple in the midst of a break up. Instead of leaving or trying to ignore them, Ayers live tweeted the breakup.
A couple is breaking up on my roof right now. I was just trying to enjoy the view. Now I will live tweet the breakup. #roofbreakup— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) November 17, 2013
Using the hashtag ‘#roofbreakup,’ Ayers details the couple's argument. The whole saga includes accusations from the couple and direct quotes.
"I'm not looking for marriage, just what's right below marriage" -girl #roofbreakup— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) November 17, 2013
"Everyone told me New York wasn't for me." -guy #roofbreakup— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) November 17, 2013
At one point the couple even notices Ayers listening.
"I don't think we need to talk about this up here with some random guy over there." -guy (uh oh, I'm that guy over here) #roofbreak— Kyle Ayers (@kyleayers) November 17, 2013
The tweets became a hit on Twitter, and most people found it funny, and congratulated Ayers on sharing the event.
Why do you think people were so interested?With so many reality television shows, why did people care about strangers breaking up? Was there any violation of the couple's privacy?
Kyle Ayers, Brooklyn-based comedian who live-tweeted the rooftop fight between an unsuspecting couple
David Ryan Polgar, lawyer, writer and tech ethicist based in Connecticut