How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships?
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Utilize social media with a balance between virtual and personal relationships.

Do social media sites affect our relationships in a positive or negative light?

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Social media has become a part of our every day life routine and in some cases a line dividing virtual and personal has been crossed and even blurred without one even realizing it. So I ask "how are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships?" 

 

Before I began my research, I had heard previously both the positive and negative impacts social media sites can have on personal relationships. As I began my research, I realized that there are deeper revelations other than strengthen ties with others (positive) or teens using text language in academic work (negative). Who would've thought that Facebook is sited in a lot of divorce papers in the U.S.? I could think of countless reasons for a divorce, and not one of them would include Facebook. I never really took into consideration how a "like" on a picture might make my significant other feel, but after reading two articles that pin pointed the affects of social media on marriage, I began to realize that personal relationships are being impacted heavily due to these sites. 

 

I think the article that really grasped my attention and beliefs about social media sites and its affects on personal relationships was the Forbes article. I now think that social media sites are affecting our personal relationships in a negative way because we are all at a disconnect with one another. We truly don't know how a person is really feeling behind a monitor or cell phone. Nonverbal cues such as body language provide a deeper level of meaning and insight into what a person is telling us. I didn't think too much into it before, but the narrative in the Forbes article made me realize and learn the importance of nonverbal communication. 

 

This topic is important because it affects our every day lives. Whether it is at work, since online communication is on the rise, or at home with our significant others or family members. It is also important because the youth in today's society are the one's who are going to be heavily affected by it in their future. They don't know better, since this is a part of their generation, this is what they are growing up with. I think there needs to be a thick line crossed between technology and personal lives. We should put a much bigger effort into communicating with our loved ones in person as opposed to texting them or emailing them. Sure, it is hard these days to do so due to time and work but a simple "how was your day today?" at family dinner will go such a long way. Even for the youth, parents should be more strict on the amount of time their children spend on the phone or computer. I do believe that social media sites affect our relationships, but in the end WE let them affect our relationships by spending so much time on them and that is why these little and subtle changes will make the biggest difference in our personal relationships. 

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Reasons Why Internet Social Networking Has a Positive Effect | eHow

Reasons Why Internet Social Networking Has a Positive Effect | eHow | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
Every day, millions--if not billions--of people around the world use social networking sites to connect with "friends" they've never met and business contacts they've never seen.
Lucig Palanjian's insight:

I decided to post this article namely because social media does have some positive effects on personal relationships. Sure, we say how these sites allow us to keep in touch with far away family members or friends, you can meet your potential significant other, and allow you to network with others in your field of business. But let's not also forget that these sites have also made it possible for everyday people to become "citizen journalists" by giving updates on world news and tragic  events. For example, during the Boston Marathon shooting most people fled to Twitter to receive accurate updates on the event as opposed to traditional media. Social media sites can strengthen not only ties with others (personally or in business ventures), but also one's confidence and self-esteem. 

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How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com

How Does Technology Affect Kids’ Friendships? - NYTimes.com | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
Experts are examining whether technology alters the nature of children’s friendships.
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This article is a perfect example of how the Internet and social media are affecting the youth in today's society. Teens now utilize "text" language in academic work because they are so used to using it constantly in their everyday lives. In a survey, 54% of teens said they text their friends at least once a day, and yet 33% talk to their friends face-to-face. It was stated in this article that the general worries about cyber-bullying and sexting have taken the limelight for the real problems of children losing the properties of friendships. These close bound friendships that children engage in the early years, will have a tremendous effect on having healthy and positive relationships in their future, and that is why we can't let social media affect children's communication patterns at such young ages. 

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People more likely to be rude on social media; affects friendships in real life 

People more likely to be rude on social media; affects friendships in real life  | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on Wednesday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation.
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This article is very interesting because we all see people argue with one another on social networking sites but don't think that much of it and say oh it's just a Facebook argument who cares? But in reality, two in five users have actually ended relationships after a viral altercation! Sure it's common to block someone or "hide" them on your newsfeed, but who would've thought that people go to such extreme lengths of actually cutting someone out of their personal lives due to a Facebook disagreement. At this rate, with the amount of Facebook "drama" or altercations that occur daily, people won't have any friends in their everyday lives!

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Is Social Media Sabotaging Real Communication?

Is Social Media Sabotaging Real Communication? | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
Social media may have revolutionized communication, but it threatens our ability to communicate. Without the benefit of body language, we are operating with a major deficit.
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This article really struck a chord with me because of the beginning narrative with the daughter and mother texting with one another. It struck a chord because in a lot of suicide cases with teens and young adults the narrative was spot on. Sure social media allows us to feel connected with others, but it also allows for a disconnection with others. We don't necessarily know what lies beneath a text message we get, it can all be a hidden feeling. Studies show that 93% of people believe that communication is based on nonverbal body language. How can we know what a person is truly feeling if we are all hiding behind a computer or cell phone? Not only has social media affected personal relationships, but also workplace environments where online communication will be the major source of communication in 2020. Although it is great to keep updated with the new technology, we shouldn't lose site of what is important to us in our personal lives. 

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Teens in survey paint positive picture of social media’s effect on their lives

Teens in survey paint positive picture of social media’s effect on their lives | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
For the vast majority of teens, using social-media sites and texting have become a part of daily life — but they still prefer communicating face to face, according to a survey released...
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I decided to post this article because it goes along with the previous one about teens and friendships. This article is based upon a survey conducted with over 1,000 teens. A vast majority of the teens stated that they still prefer to communicate with face-to-face interactions with friends and others over social media sites. These teens stated that Facebook allows them to keep in touch with friends and get to know others at school better, helps them feel more confident, and sympathetic towards others. This article gives social media a positive picture that most people have already painted negative, and it is important to see that there are both positive and negative aspects to all things, including social media. 

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How social media is affecting personal relationships

How social media is affecting personal relationships | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
From tweeting on our smartphones to updating our status on our laptops, we are constantly plugged in. But now, social media and the need to stay connected are affecting our personal relationships.
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Who would've thought that Facebook is cited in 1 in 5 divorce reasons in the U.S.? While the site shouldn't get most of the blame, since the actual users are the ones who are on it constantly, Facebook does take away social interactions that are vital in marriages. When sitting at dinner, one or both persons will constantly be checking their phones to see what others are up to as stated by an interviewee in the article. This article shows that social networking sites are becoming huge distractions in very important everyday routines for couples. 

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Is Facebook A Homewrecker?

Is Facebook A Homewrecker? | How are social networking sites affecting our personal relationships? | Scoop.it
Lots of us use Facebook as a convenient way of receiving information about the people in our lives we don't call every day -- and people we don't know that well whose lives we enjoy watching from afar.
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I found this article to be quite interesting because I have never really thought about the effects of adding someone on Facebook or older tagged pictures on a significant other before. This article really broke it down with the help of two authors who wrote a book about Facebook and its challenges with marriage. I thought the tips were helpful because it allows for couples to have face-to-face and personal interactions when discussing Facebook issues. This article fit in well with my question because it showed that if simple measures, such as deleting pictures of ex's or updating relationship status', aren't taken into consideration with your significant other it can truly cause problems in the relationship.

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