Managing Your Romantic identity Online Rachel Morris & Kapena Shim, LIS 665 For Week 10PSY 409b General Psychology: Marriage & Romantic Relationships
Etiquette: Manners, accepted behaviors,rules of conduct, courtesy, and protocols ALL within a social environment Netiquette: Etiquette + InternetBeing MINDFUL of our behaviors online
Inour readings netiquette was really defined as the acceptable behaviors defined by couples regarding the usage of the internet as a whole, i.e. cybersex, infidelity, self- disclosure, etc. Ina social media environment through the lens of online romantic identities, netiquette is really defined by the self disclosure of information, as this content defines & shares our romantic identities online.
Twointeresting points from the readings to ponder over are • Etiquette is different in the physical and online environments. Can you relate to this from your own experiences? • The gender question: How do men and woman engage with social media websites? What kinds of relationship content do they generate? Which gender do you think is more likely to disclose information on social networking sites?
Be MINDFUL of our behaviors online Be AWARE of what we are doing right & what are we doing wrong Talk with our partners about acceptable behaviors online, establish “rules of conduct”
Use common sense when Consideration making a post • Privacy of significant other. • Avoid impulsive responses or posts • Treat others the way you want to be treated • Write clear messages • Negative aspects and • Remembering that this is consequences of your online romantic identity misinterpreted information. and people perceive things differently • Trust & Respect are important for relationships, especially online!