Section 1 what’s your romantic identity onlinePresentation Transcript
Section 1: What’s Your Romantic Identity Online? Managing Your Romantic identity Online Rachel Morris & Kapena Shim, LIS 665 For Week 10 PSY 409b General Psychology: Marriage & Romantic Relationships
The Social Media Environment• Technology has become an important part of our lives• Social media provides a number of ways to communicate with a large audience• Your profile information is seen by others (friends, co-workers, family, etc.) and this should be taken into consideration every time you generate content
Online Identities• Our online identities are created and reinforced by the content we generate on social media websites• These online identities can be beneficial to our overall success or detrimental, ALL dependent on the kinds of content (posts, status updates, photos, etc) that we generate online
What is the “Romantic” Part? • Your romantic online identity can be a large part of your online identity and your partner’s online identity • This happens when content about your relationship is generated on yours or your partner’s social media sites. • Can you think of any content that is generated onlinehttp://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2012/11/13/its-official-facebook-couples-pages-have-arrived/ about your relationship right now?
The Case of “The Relationship Status” As one of the readings discussed, the relationship status can be a major role in defining & sharing your romantic relationship online.It is important to be aware of the the content generated online before it is generated online to respect your partner’s privacy & feelings Some thoughts to be mindful of are• To Post or not to post? Is it too soon to update?• How does my “partner” feel about this? Do we agree on our status?
What can you do?• Relationships are a normal and important part of our lives and they add more complexity to the idea of online identity.• Romantic relationships whether new or old are complex, when using social media it’s a good idea to know that you will both be impacted by this• Having a conversation with your partner is really the best way for you both to handle this, discuss what’s okay and what’s not and respect the decisions• We are all individuals, but taking into consideration how your significant other feels about something can prevent a lot of negativity and perceptions of your partner or others in the online environment.