Relationships and Digital Communication

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  • Relationships and Digital Communication
    • Turkle
      • Emotionally disconnected to people
        • Automatic listeners via followers
        • Social Media appeals to vulnerable people who don't get attention
      • Addicted to being contacted 24/7
        • Negative feeling when not being contacted
      • Physical dissatisfaction
        • Emotionally disconnected to people
          • Automatic listeners via followers
          • Social Media appeals to vulnerable people who don't get attention
      • Goldilocks Effect
        • Choose how much to share - not too much, not too little, just right
      • Escape from offline lives - e.g. grief
    • Granovetter
      • Strength of ties measured by
        • Amount of time spent together
        • Emotional intensity
        • Level of intimacy
        • Degree of reciprocity
      • Relationship breakdown
        • Weak ties
        • Acquaintances rather than strong ties
    • Zhao
      • Activity connecting someone directly has positive correlation to social tie
        • E.g. Emails, chats
      • Solitary acts (e.g. internet surfing) = negative correlation
    • ***** et al
      • Online social ties = weaker than relationships formed and maintained offline
      • Internet usage can lead to depression, loneliness and stress
    • Miller - Tales from Facebook
      • Way of finding and cultivating relationships, but also break them
      • Challenges ideas of privacy and create scandals
      • Expanded global relationships
    • Twitter Effect
      • Negative outcomes: emotional+ physical cheating, breakup/divorce
      • Frustrated with conflict shared online or time partner spends online
    • Evaluation
      • Chatting anonymously can decrease levels of loneliness and depression
      • Anonymity can develop intimate relationships quickly - comfortable
      • Cyberbullying
      • Lack of privacy
      • Shaw and Gant
        • Internet usage decreases loneliness and depression
        • Increase social support and self-esteem

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