With Twitter I can unfollow, With Facebook I can UnFriend, How Does One "Uncollaborate"?
But the problem is - they still love you. And they don't know how you feel. What do you do? How do you break off the relationships when there is no "unfriend" or "unfollow button"? I don't know (really, it has never happened to me, I swear and no it is NOT you dear reader).
I have looked for an Ann Landers or Dear Abby for scientists but have no found one. So perhaps we need a new blog or site for people to "break up" as collaborators. Something like IBreakUp or one of these other services. But I think de-collaborating is more complex - more like a divorce than a breakup. Anyone out there know of services to help scientists de-friend a collaborator? Anyone know of stories where someone had to do this and it became complicated? Please post - I have even opened up anonymous commenting in case someone wants to use such a function.