Online break ups?

I was watching a television show tonight.  In this particular show, the female character finds out that her boyfriend said he was going to stay in the night and not go anywhere.  Well her sister looks up online and finds her sister's boyfriend and some other girl posted on a social network.  She decides she's had enough with him and her reaction is to make a break up video.  What has happened to traditional dating and breaking up in person at least? Has it gone online and become mainstream to be ok to break up with someone online?  I think breaking up would be best in person.  Any other way would be cowardly.  It shows a lack of respect.  I think we need to have a return to traditional practices of dating.  I wish there could be a return to those practices without letting online virtual world to becoming our world!!  What are your thoughts?