SXSWi 2010                                             row
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How many relationships
can we maintain successfully
Are we networking
ourselves to death?
Are we networking
ourselves to death?
Are we networking
ourselves to death?
Are we networking
ourselves to death?
South Korean couple starved
own baby to death while they
were raising a virtual child online
                       CNN - ...
How does technology affect
our romantic relationships
One out of every 5 new divorce cases directly
cites Facebook (Keenan, 2009)

Most common complaint: “spouses having
inappr...
How does technology affect
our workplace relationships
54% of US companies prohibit the use of
social networking at work (Half, 2009)
54% of US companies prohibit the use of
social networking at work (Half, 2009)

57% of employees report using
social netwo...
54% of US companies prohibit the use of
social networking at work (Half, 2009)

57% of employees report using
social netwo...
How does technology affect
our personal identities
We are we known by the company we keep
 If your profile page features pics of physically attractive friends,
 you’ll be pe...
Can we maintain a relationship
solely via technology
Redefining the meaning of friendship
    Growing up Online - PBS/Frontline Special
CONTACT INFO:
Corinne Weisgerber:      Jenn Deering Davis:
corinnew@stedwards.edu   jdeeringdavis@gmail.com
@corinnew     ...
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2010 SXSWi Panel: Is Technology Weakening Interpersonal Relationships?

  1. 1. SXSWi 2010 row d i 20 10 C Panelists: S XSW ning ake ips? We sh logy lation Corinne Weisgerber, Ph.D. hno l Re Tec ona St. Edward’s University Is ers Ashley Brown In terp e l Jones-Dilworth pan : #IPR as htag Jenn Deering Davis, Ph.D. H University of Texas, Austin Matthew Weber University of Southern California
  2. 2. How many relationships can we maintain successfully
  3. 3. Are we networking ourselves to death?
  4. 4. Are we networking ourselves to death?
  5. 5. Are we networking ourselves to death?
  6. 6. Are we networking ourselves to death?
  7. 7. South Korean couple starved own baby to death while they were raising a virtual child online CNN - 03/07/2010
  8. 8. How does technology affect our romantic relationships
  9. 9. One out of every 5 new divorce cases directly cites Facebook (Keenan, 2009) Most common complaint: “spouses having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to”
  10. 10. How does technology affect our workplace relationships
  11. 11. 54% of US companies prohibit the use of social networking at work (Half, 2009)
  12. 12. 54% of US companies prohibit the use of social networking at work (Half, 2009) 57% of employees report using social network sites during work time for personal reasons (Morse, 2009)
  13. 13. 54% of US companies prohibit the use of social networking at work (Half, 2009) 57% of employees report using social network sites during work time for personal reasons (Morse, 2009) Social networking sites cost employers an estimated $2.25 billion dollars in 2009 (Morse, 2009)
  14. 14. How does technology affect our personal identities
  15. 15. We are we known by the company we keep If your profile page features pics of physically attractive friends, you’ll be perceived as more physically attractive Walther, Van Der Heide, Kim, Westerman & Tong (2008 - Human Communication Research) Your Facebook friends’ gender & sexual orientation can predict your own sexual orientation MIT, “Project Gaydar” (2009)
  16. 16. Can we maintain a relationship solely via technology
  17. 17. Redefining the meaning of friendship Growing up Online - PBS/Frontline Special
  18. 18. CONTACT INFO: Corinne Weisgerber: Jenn Deering Davis: corinnew@stedwards.edu jdeeringdavis@gmail.com @corinnew @jdeeringdavis Ashley Brown: Matt Weber: brown.ashley@gmail.com matthews@usc.edu @ashbrown @mediareinvented
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