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A Taiwanese woman was granted a divorce after the 'blue ticks' on a messaging app showed her husband had read her messages but not replied.
The term 'blue-ticking' was made famous by WhatsApp and Line messaging apps, which notify you when someone has seen your text.
Judge Kao ruled the six months of unanswered Line messages, including one when she was admitted to hospital following a car accident, was proof their marriage was beyond repair, the Daily Mail reports.
On one occasion the woman, known only as Ms Lin, told her husband she was in the emergency room and asked why he was not replying, Hsinchu family affairs court heard.