The Reality of Relationshipsin the Digital AgePhoto by: RowdyKittens (Flickr))By: Melissa Brown
Around the world, more than 1.2 billionpeople use social media or social network sites.Photo by: NASA (Flickr))Source: Wor...
Social media is supposedto help fosterconnections.But just how meaningful are these connections?Photo by: procsilas (Flickr)
And how have these “connections” changed theway in which we interact?Photo by: Angelo Gonzalez (Flickr)
“Walking through a college library one sees the same thing: we aretogether, but each of us is in our own bubble, furiously...
“We can’t get enough of one another if we can usetechnology to keep one another at distances wecan control: not too close,...
Photo by: Presidio of Monterey (Flickr)“Human relationships are rich; they’re messy and demanding.We have learned the habi...
Are these new digital relationships rich and rewarding?Or are they ruining the human connections we already have…Photo by:...
Photo by: *vlad* (Flickr)Social media allows for increased interactionswith friends and family.
But, are we losing friends due tocommunication incompatibility?Photo by: Jhaymesisviphotography (Flickr)
Photo by: Victori A (Flickr)“This Pandora’s box has opened…There are too many ways to converse,each of us has a favored me...
Are these online connections making usvulnerable to dangerous situations?Photo by: Alvimann (morgueFile)
Photo by: monkeyc.net (Flickr)“Those engaging in cyber-aggression wereunlikely to target strangers but often were in close...
“This world of social has created an environment thateventually strings them along a path to a point where the veryinforma...
What aboutromanticrelationships?Photo by: Ladyheart (morgueFile)
Photo by: KaylaKandzorra Simmons (Flickr)“Participants almost universally cited Facebookas their primary tool for interact...
Photo by: chelle (morgueFile)“Deciding to go FBO means laying youremotional cards on the table, face up.”Source: Tom Jacob...
“Seemingly insignificant PDFAs reflect howcommitted people were in real life.”Photo by: Por mi tripa (Flickr) Source: Alli...
“One new study shows that disclosing more aboutourselves online actually lessens intimacyand satisfaction among romantic c...
“People feel more pressure from friends and family tostay together when they have their partner in theirprofile picture an...
Photo by: the apostrophe (Flickr)“Remaining Facebook friends with an ex delayedemotional recovery and led to greater distr...
What about perhaps themost importantrelationship – the one withyourself?Photo by: Knokton (Flickr)
“Self-image is important, and not always in a narcissistic way.Its how we define ourselves, and present for others to see....
“Today, the chance of being scrutinized is greater becausemore people interact through a protected, anonymousfilter, poten...
“Social sites like the “Am I Ugly?” reddit further suggests the desireto maintain an image thats accepted by society befor...
Photo by: zzpza (Flickr)Technology can be utilized as avaluable tool in everydaylives and relationships.
Photo by: hotblack (morgueFile)Like any tool, if usedimproperly, it hindersprogress and ruinsexperiences.
But when used properly, it brings a connection or satisfactionand opens the door to new ways of doing things.Photo by: naz...
Sources• http://reports.weforum.org/global-agenda-council-2012/councils/social-networks/• http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/2...
Photo by: neiv (morgueFile)Image CreditsAll sourced flickr imagesare licensed under theCreative Commons Non-Commercial Sha...
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  1. 1. The Reality of Relationshipsin the Digital AgePhoto by: RowdyKittens (Flickr))By: Melissa Brown
  2. 2. Around the world, more than 1.2 billionpeople use social media or social network sites.Photo by: NASA (Flickr))Source: World Economic Forum, Social Networks
  3. 3. Social media is supposedto help fosterconnections.But just how meaningful are these connections?Photo by: procsilas (Flickr)
  4. 4. And how have these “connections” changed theway in which we interact?Photo by: Angelo Gonzalez (Flickr)
  5. 5. “Walking through a college library one sees the same thing: we aretogether, but each of us is in our own bubble, furiously connected tokeyboards and tiny touch screens.”Photo by: froboy (Flickr)Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flightfrom Conversation
  6. 6. “We can’t get enough of one another if we can usetechnology to keep one another at distances wecan control: not too close, not too far, just right.”Photo by: Linda (Flickr)The Goldilocks Effect:Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight from Conversation
  7. 7. Photo by: Presidio of Monterey (Flickr)“Human relationships are rich; they’re messy and demanding.We have learned the habit of cleaning them up with technology.”Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight from Conversation
  8. 8. Are these new digital relationships rich and rewarding?Or are they ruining the human connections we already have…Photo by: PetteriO (Flickr)
  9. 9. Photo by: *vlad* (Flickr)Social media allows for increased interactionswith friends and family.
  10. 10. But, are we losing friends due tocommunication incompatibility?Photo by: Jhaymesisviphotography (Flickr)
  11. 11. Photo by: Victori A (Flickr)“This Pandora’s box has opened…There are too many ways to converse,each of us has a favored method, and no onewants to compromise.”Source: Elizabeth Bernstein, He Texts, She Tweets – Are They E-Compatible?
  12. 12. Are these online connections making usvulnerable to dangerous situations?Photo by: Alvimann (morgueFile)
  13. 13. Photo by: monkeyc.net (Flickr)“Those engaging in cyber-aggression wereunlikely to target strangers but often were in closerelationships with their victims at one point in time,close enough to know how to harm them.”Source: Diane Felmlee, From Bullying to Relationships: Mapping Our Online Communications
  14. 14. “This world of social has created an environment thateventually strings them along a path to a point where the veryinformation they created can be their greatest demise.”Photo by: Gerald Simmons (Flickr) Source: Hessie Jones, Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a Private Diary
  15. 15. What aboutromanticrelationships?Photo by: Ladyheart (morgueFile)
  16. 16. Photo by: KaylaKandzorra Simmons (Flickr)“Participants almost universally cited Facebookas their primary tool for interactionearly in the experimenting stage of romanticrelationship development.”Source: Tom Jacobs, I Now Pronounce You FBO: Facebook Official
  17. 17. Photo by: chelle (morgueFile)“Deciding to go FBO means laying youremotional cards on the table, face up.”Source: Tom Jacobs, I Now Pronounce You FBO: Facebook Official
  18. 18. “Seemingly insignificant PDFAs reflect howcommitted people were in real life.”Photo by: Por mi tripa (Flickr) Source: Allison McCann, How Facebook Ruined Dating (And Breaking Up Too)
  19. 19. “One new study shows that disclosing more aboutourselves online actually lessens intimacyand satisfaction among romantic couples.”But,Photo by: J. McPherskesen (Flickr)Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flightfrom Conversation
  20. 20. “People feel more pressure from friends and family tostay together when they have their partner in theirprofile picture and relationship status.”Photo by: ana_c_golpe (morgueFile) Source: Allison McCann, How Facebook Ruined Dating (And Breaking Up Too)
  21. 21. Photo by: the apostrophe (Flickr)“Remaining Facebook friends with an ex delayedemotional recovery and led to greater distressover the breakup, negative feelings, sexual desireand longing for the ex-partner.”Source: Allison McCann, How FacebookRuined Dating (And Breaking Up Too)
  22. 22. What about perhaps themost importantrelationship – the one withyourself?Photo by: Knokton (Flickr)
  23. 23. “Self-image is important, and not always in a narcissistic way.Its how we define ourselves, and present for others to see. Werely on others perceptions, judgments and appraisals to develop oursocial self.”Photo by: Abitha_Arabella (Flickr) Source: Christine Erickson, The Social Psychology of the Selfie
  24. 24. “Today, the chance of being scrutinized is greater becausemore people interact through a protected, anonymousfilter, potentially making any self-esteem issues moresensitive.”Photo by: MadalynChristine (Flickr)But,Source: Christine Erickson, TheSocial Psychology of the Selfie
  25. 25. “Social sites like the “Am I Ugly?” reddit further suggests the desireto maintain an image thats accepted by society before the self.”Photo by: lulia Pironea Photography (Flickr)Source: Christine Erickson, TheSocial Psychology of the Selfie
  26. 26. Photo by: zzpza (Flickr)Technology can be utilized as avaluable tool in everydaylives and relationships.
  27. 27. Photo by: hotblack (morgueFile)Like any tool, if usedimproperly, it hindersprogress and ruinsexperiences.
  28. 28. But when used properly, it brings a connection or satisfactionand opens the door to new ways of doing things.Photo by: nazka2002 (morgueFile)
  29. 29. Sources• http://reports.weforum.org/global-agenda-council-2012/councils/social-networks/• http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all• http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304708604577502672286303452.html• http://esciencenews.com/articles/2013/01/20/from.bullying.relationships.mapping.our.online.communications• http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/hessie-jones/teens-oversharing-internet_b_2923694.html• http://www.psmag.com/blogs/news-blog/i-now-pronounce-you-fbo-facebook-official-51307/• http://www.buzzfeed.com/atmccann/how-facebook-ruined-dating-and-breaking-up-too• http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/social-media-and-the-selfie/
  30. 30. Photo by: neiv (morgueFile)Image CreditsAll sourced flickr imagesare licensed under theCreative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike3.0 agreement.All sourced morgueFileimages fall under themorgueFile free photolicense.
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