British singer Lily Allen has given up on social-networking after her boyfriend told her she spent too much time online.
The Smile hitmaker was a frequent user of Twitter.com and MySpace - but has now turned her back on the sites, and given away her computer and BlackBerry, in a bid to keep lover Sam Cooper happy.
Allen has previously admitted her obsession with the internet and communicating with fans was causing friction in their relationship, saying, "My boyfriend gets really angry. He's like: 'I want to spend some time with you, do we have to have one and a half million people in the room with us?' I'm like, 'Yes, shut up!'"
But the star has now decided to quit writing on her blogs, according to British newspaper the Daily Mirror.
A source tells the publication, "We thought she was joking, but it's been a month since she last Twittered. Before then you could always get a response from her straight away. No matter what time of day or where she was, she'd be glued to her BlackBerry.
"Now you have to leave a message on her home answerphone. She does have a clapped out old mobile phone, but you're lucky to get her on that because she keeps leaving it when she goes out. She was so obsessed with the next new thing that it has shocked everyone.
"Sam was fed up. He told Lily: 'It's me or Twitter.' And she chose him."