Personal Relationships in a Wired World


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Personal Relationships in a Wired World

  1. 1. PersonalRelationshipsin a WiredWorldPhoto: Barbara GilhoolyBy: Maddie Wright
  2. 2. Technology has significantly changedour understanding of personalrelationships.Photo: Franz Schuier
  3. 3. The concept of identity- how we seeourselves and how others see us- altersthe relationships of dating and friendshipPhoto: Eva Mc Dermott
  4. 4. One’s identity comes into existence onlywhen it is recognized by others. (Erik Erikson)Photo: Gavin Schaefer
  5. 5. Today, “we usetechnology todefine ourselvesby sharing ourthoughts andfeelings as we’rehaving them.”-Sherry TurklePhoto: Steve Garfield
  6. 6. Technology may drive us away from faceto face interactions, as it now seems toserve as the preferred method ofcommunication.Photo: gato-gato-gato
  7. 7. It is easier to communicate online, peopledevelop an online confidence, one theirreal-life identity doesnt necessarily sharePhoto: Helga Weber
  8. 8. Photo: R ReevesTexting and email let us present the selfwe want to be; we can edit and deleteand retouch until its just right (Sherry Turkle)
  9. 9. But what happened to the rich, messy giveand take of real-life communicating?(Sherry Turkle)Photo: Sarah McGowen
  10. 10. Social Networks containpersonal information thatfacilitate “connection”but not “conversation”(Sherry Turkle)Photo: Thomas Coulton
  11. 11. While taking inthis personalinformationmay create theillusion of abond, theseleaks ofinformation arein fact just anappearance offriendship.Photo: Scott Wills
  12. 12. People collect“friends” online-work contacts, oldclassmates,“content friends”but they are nottrue friends, rathercyber friends.(Anthony Wing Kosner)Photo: Loren SztajerPhoto: Loren Sztajer
  13. 13. Old-fashioned courtship rules no longerapply in the online dating worldPhoto: Ali Elangasinghe
  14. 14. Online dating offers choices but also risksand uncertainties, raising concerns abouttrust and identity. (Mariann Hardey)Photo: Whybealone1
  15. 15. People canbe whoeverthey want tobe onlineby craftingtheir profilesaccordingly.Photo:●Christoph Aigner
  16. 16. “One of thedifferencesbetween our self-image in real lifeand online ismore ability tochange our look,and also maskour identity.”- Christine EricksonPhoto:Silentmind8
  17. 17. Without the social or verbal clues of faceto face communication, e-daters must learnto decode online profiles. (Mariann Hardey)Photo: Grant Hutchinson
  18. 18. The things we choose to share in onlineprofiles “are inevitablytelling those around us something aboutwho we are as individuals." - Graham of the Universityof Texas, AustinPhoto: Colin Dunn
  19. 19. Social networks often read like adiary. People can learn certainfacts about any given person whichthey wouldnt otherwise know...Photo: Jessica Garro
  20. 20. “But the uncertaintycan sometimes be themost exciting partand if said person-of-affection manages topass a thoroughstalking... Goodbyebutterflies andexcitement, I alreadyknow everythingabout you.”-Allison McCannPhoto: Olivia Markström
  21. 21. This over-share of personal informationcan have detrimental consequences.Photo: SimonQ
  22. 22. “Disclosing a high degree of personalinformation online...will likely negatively affectyour romantic relationship,"-Juwon Lee of the University of KansasPhoto: Olivier Kaderli
  23. 23. let’s start the conversation.”- Sherry TurklePhoto: circulating“So I say,look up, look atone another, and