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  1. 1. Hey everyone!Sounds like we would like to explore the relationships between people and how social mediacan help.This doc can start as a platform for us to brainstorm and gather ideas.Email is the best way to contact me besides texts. My cell number is 5055068260.Emily and I are already facebook friends, but you can find me by looking upJade.Griffith1@gmail.comI would like to get as much started as possible. I will also forward an email that i foundinteresting today. Let’s exchange contact info on here and just any other info that you would liketo include.I look forward to working with you all!Hey Jade!Email and texts are the best way to contact me too.repittma@g.cofc.edu803.920.8023I’m usually at work in the mornings until about 1, but I can typically answer email while I’m there.Is there anything specific you want me to look up for the project? The way I understand it is thatwe’re exploring how social media impacts romantic relationships. Is that correct? I guess I stilldon’t fully get what we’re even supposed to do for the project.-RebeccaHi guys! I work MWF from 10-2, but other than that, I’m available as needed. I’m trying to get asmuch work done as possible for the class each day, but until he outlines exactly what we’redoing for this project, the most we can do is research. I liked the article you shared, Jade. Assomeone who has never had to rely on social media for dating or any other relationship, I find itvery interesting. Let’s focus on researching for now...three sources each by Friday? Also, mycell number is 803-640-5212.-EmilyYeah, 3 sources each by Friday sounds good. -JadeHere are some sources. I went ahead and put them in APAformat.Merkle, E.R., & Richardson, R.A. (2000). Digital dating and virtual relating: conceptualizing computer mediated romantic relationships. Family Relations, 49,187–192.
  2. 2. An early study (2000) about relationship development on the Internet.Anderson, T.L. (2005). Relationships among internet attitudes, internet use, romantic beliefs, and perceptions of online romantic relationships. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 8, 521-531. “Results reveal that amount of time spent online and affinity for the Internet are positivelyrelated to more favorable perceptions of online romantic relationships, whereas perceivedrealism and romantic beliefs were not related to perceptions of online romantic relationships.Romantic beliefs, therefore, may lend themselves to more conventional notions of relationships.Implications for and development and maintenance of online relationships, as impacted bysocial support networks, are discussed.”Wu, P.L., & Chiou, W.B. (2009). More options lead to more searching and worse choices in finding partners for romantic relationships online: an experimental study. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12, 315-318. “It is not surprising that the Internet has become a means by which people expand theirsocial networks and form close relationships.Almost every online-dating Web site providesmembers with search tools. However, do users truly benefit from more complete searches of alarge pool of possibilities? The present study, based on the cognitive perspective, examinedwhether more search options triggered excessive searching, leading to worse choices andpoorer selectivity.”Pauley, P.M., & Emmers-Sommer, T.M. (2007). The impact of internet technologies on primary and secondary romantic relationship development. Communication Studies, 57, 411-427. “This study examined the impact that changes in Internet-based technologies have onromantic relationships developed exclusively online. Thirty-six participants completed the 44-item Online Relationships Questionnaire. Participants were then divided into three categoriesbased on self-reported media preference: asynchronous text, synchronous text, and rich media.No significant differences existed on measures of relational confidence or intimacy based solelyon media selection. Participants utilizing the Internet to maintain a secondary romanticrelationship reported higher levels of relational certainty and greater expectations of futureinteraction with their online partner than participants involved exclusively in online relationships(i.e., the online relationship was the participants only romantic relationship).”
  3. 3. Rosen, L.D., Cheever, N.A., Cummings, C., & Felt, J. (2008). The impact of emotionality and self-disclosure on online dating versus traditional dating. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 2124-2157.“Online dating is unique in the pursuit of romance. The bond created between potential partners takes a different paththan normal dating relationships. Online dating usually begins with a flurry of e-mail messages, each more intimatethan the last.Traditional dating relationships that might take months to develop in the real world, take weeks or evendays online. Much has been written about cyber-dating, but little research has been done. This series of four studiesexamines the online dating process, similarities and differences between online and traditional dating, and the impactof emotionality and self-disclosure on first (e-mail) impressions of a potential partner. Results indicate that the amountof emotionality and self-disclosure affected a person’s perception of a potential partner. An e-mail with strongemotional words (e.g., excited, wonderful) led to more positive impressions than an e-mail with fewer strongemotional words (e.g., happy, fine) and resulted in nearly three out of four subjects selecting the e-mailer with strongemotional words for the fictitious dater of the opposite sex. Results for self-disclosure e-mails were complex, butindicate that levels of self-disclosure led to different impressions. Low levels of self-disclosure were generallypreferred in choosing for the fictitious dater, although these preferences differed by gender, education, and ethnicbackground. Results were discussed in terms of theories of computer-mediated communication.”Samp, J., & Palevitz, C. (2008). Dating and romantic relationships: taking tradition into the future with a computer. Proceedings from NCA 94th Annual Convention. San Diego, CA.“Traditional approaches to romantic relationship initiation, development, management, and dissolution have focusedon such processes as they unfold between face-to-face participants. Little research to date has examined how allstages of romantic relationships have been redefined due to the mainstreaming of the internet as a tool for positiverelationship functioning. Therefore, our goal here is to highlight how traditional modes of relationship formation,development, and management are now changing, particularly for "generation net" as a means toward encouragingcommunication scholars to develop research and theories that integrate computer-mediated processes as animportant, and functional, part of romantic relationships.”--This one’s a bit random. It isn’t published in a magazine, but it may help with our study.Love Online: A report on digital dating in CanadaDr. Robert J. Brym,Dr. Rhonda L. Lento it helps!Rebecca
  4. 4. Emily’s Sources:“Online social networks can be found everywhere from chatting websites like MSN,blogs such as MySpace to social media such as YouTube and second life. Amongthem, there is one interesting type of online social networks, online dating network thatis growing fast. This paper analyzes an online dating network from social networkanalysis point of view. Observations are made and results are obtained in order tosuggest a better recommendation system for people-to-people networks.”“People increasingly rely on social networking websites to initiate personal andprofessional relationships. This requires that a considerable amount of trust be placed instrangers solely on the basis of their online profiles. This paper examines how thenature of online information affects how trustworthy online daters are perceived. Visual(i.e., photographs) and textual (i.e., "about me" section) information is considered.Results show that textual information elicits the highest ratings of trustworthiness, andthat the addition of a photograph decreases daters perceived trustworthiness. However,the accuracy of trustworthiness impressions is low regardless of the type of informationavailable, because of a truth bias. Results are discussed in terms of (1) hyperpersonalimpression formation and the nature of truth bias; and (2) practical implications forbuilding trustworthiness online.”“The study examines the effects of online dating experience on the personality of aperson. It proposes that people may develop a new profile of personality when they areonline. Online extraversion and offline extraversion were therefore measuredseparately. A structural equation model was built to test the theoretical assumptionsderived from these two perspectives in the development of online extraversion.”
  5. 5. Jade’s Sources (I will update in APA style Monday)“Back in the day, the “process” of finding a relationship involved a lot of effort. First of all, we were toldthat there were specific places we had to “hang out” to find the right partner. The Church, library, musicalconcerts, sporting events or school events (talent show, coronation ball, etc.), we were told, were places aperson could find a “good clean and God-fearing” partner. And when you did find the partner, you wouldhave to “approach” the person either verbally or through a written letter. After you expressed interest, youwould then have to wait to get your “answer” which took a day, a few days or weeks, depending on howthe person felt about you. If the answer was in the affirmative and the relationship started, there wereadditional rules to follow. Furthermore, if marriage was a prospect, you’d have to propose to the partner,meet the parents and request permission to get married. Indeed, it was a process. These days, that haschanged! The process is not as cumbersome, thanks to technology. You don’t have to go to church, or toany event, and certainly not the library in hopes of finding a relationship. All you need is the righttechnology and access to the Internet.”Facebooks, phones, dating sites, “old way” vs “new way” this alot!Can you use technology in a way that makes use of its advantages and limits its disadvantages to your relationship?Detachment -- AdvantagesDetachment -- DisadvantagesOff-Line ExclusivityRegulating Feelings (Advantages/Disadvantages)Information Seeking (Advantages/Disadvantages) Love the Virtual Thrill of the ChaseMy friend Jack explained his experience on OKCupid: Users make it known how selective they are. He says mostcute girls with intelligent and interesting profiles indicate that they are "very selective" in who they respond to. This isnot unlike the bar scene — a gorgeous person in the room holding court seems intimidating and tough to get aresponse from.Online Dating: Progression of Online DatingProblem: Traditional dating is a challenging in the real worldREBECCA: Defining traditional dating and why it’s difficultEMILY: Transition to online dating and why it’s easier
  6. 6. JADE: Where is it not, how is it used now, and how might it change in the next fiveyears?Meet on again Wednesday at 2:30...VoiceThread to Rebecca by Monday