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  1. 1. CHAPTER 3 (HANGING OUT, MESSING AROUND AND GEEKING OUT) NICHOLAS BODLOVICK Intimacy
  2. 2. YOUTH DATING CULTURE  - Teens are the developers of contemporary youth dating, they tend to use new media for their way of expressing their romance.  - “Given that teens have been the developers and shapers of contemporary youth dating culture, it makes sense that they would quickly put new media to use in the service of their romantic pursuits” 118.
  3. 3. USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DATING  - As we all know, a good majority of teenage relationships tend not to last long because of all the stages they go through in life. When a relationship goes wrong, most of the time teens do not have the courage to break up in person, so they rely on media.  “Social media technologies have provided a more extensive private sphere in which youth can communicate primarily with age-clustered friends, acquaintances, and sometimes strangers; These more private channels of communication have allowed an elaboration of teens’ intimacy practices, especially informing, maintaining, and ending romantic relationships” 120.
  4. 4. MEETING AND FLIRTING (DIGITAL COMMUNICATION) -Teenagers have a hard time having a face-to-face conversation especially when it comes to meeting somebody of attraction and flirting with them. With new media it provides teen to have access on collecting more information on the person they like which gives them confidence to talk & flirt. -- “New media have provided a variety of venues for teens to meet and or further potential romantic interest. Instant messaging, text messages, and social network messaging functions all allow teens to proceed in a way that might feel less vulnerable than a face-to-face communication” (123)
  5. 5. COMMON FORUMS OF MEDIA USE  Instead of talking on the phones, teens’ tend to text each other more to communicate. Texting plays a significant role in today’s world of communication  Facebook today is one of the most popular sources teens will use to communicate with one another and gather information about one another as well.
  6. 6. PURPOSE OF USING DIGITAL MEDIA  Teenagers use Digital media for multiple purposes.  - “Mobile Phones provide youth a way to maintain private channels of communication, maintain continual contact, and also serve as a “leash” through which teens in a relationship keep “tabs on” one another” (120)
  7. 7. DATING AND EXPECTATIONS  “Teens in relationships have high expectations of contact with and availability of their significant others as well as expectations that the relationship will be publicly acknowledge through digital media” (128)
  8. 8. BREAKING UP  - As most of us know, breaking up in High School seemed like it was the biggest thing in life and couldn’t make sense to why the relationship was over. Now with digital media it’s harder to indulge in the break up because you are still able to see that former significant other through digital media.  “New communication practices often require that teens take a variety of steps to sweep up the digital remnants of a given relationship and to deal with access to and the continuing digital presence of their former significant others” (132)
  9. 9. PRIVACY  - In any relationship especially teenage relations, do not have much privacy of their own. The only time teenagers have privacy is when they are not with one another, other than that teens tend to monitor on each others privacy just incase they feel something is wrong or just have trust issues.
  10. 10. “THE ABILITY TO MONITOR ONE ANOTHER AND BE MONITORED, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL VULNERABILITY, AND TENSIONS AROUND PRIVACY THREAD THROUGH THE VARIETY OF INTIMACY PRACTICE IN WHICH TEENS ENGAGE. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS ALLOW TEENS A SPHERE OF PRIVACY, WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE THEIR OWN SPACES, TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS THROUGH A CIRCUMVENTION OF GEOGRAPHIC AND INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS” (138)  “ The aspects of digital media that let teens be constantly in touch also allow them to monitor one another more intently” (139)
  11. 11. CONCLUSION  With the lack of privacy due to social media teens are always going to invade their significant others privacy and monitor their every step. This usually causes a shortage in the relationship because teens tend to not trust each other. Teens also do have other interest in people so they’re always searching.  “Teens can meet people, flirt, date, and break up beyond the earshot and eyesight of their parents and other adults while also doing these things in front of all their online friends” (145)
  12. 12. WORK CITED  Numerous Authors. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking out. Cambridge, MA. 2010  Images were provided through Google, which can be provided through request.

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