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Social networks kill "real" relationships? Social media, digital consumers speaker. Futurist keynote

http://www.globalchange.com Most online social networking is with people who are known to their friends or colleagues in physical life. Impact of social medi...
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Kim & Kat's curator insight, June 8, 2015 10:52 PM

This video gives another opinion about whether or not the increase in social media is harmful to relationships; while many people say it is harmful, this video says otherwise. Since most people use Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc. to communicate with people that they already know, users are constantly able to strengthen their relationships with them. The example in the video of a man being in a meeting while his daughter had a birthday party exhibits this; while he may not be able to physically be there, thanks to today's technology, he is able to have a presence at the party. He can talk to his daughter through texting, sharing pictures, or using Skype. A long time ago, he wouldn't have been able to hear anything about it until after the party had ended and he had missed the entire thing.

 

As someone who was in a long distance relationship for a long time, I have to agree with the video. My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I were able to be in almost constant communication (when we weren't busy of course) and were able to keep in contact with each other much more easily than we would have been without today's technology.

 

The question is, at what point does technology harm our relationships rather than hurt them? Will the father continually miss out on his daughter's birthdays, using Skype as sort of an excuse to not deal with a bunch of little kids running around? Will that have a negative impact on his daughter's view of him? 

 

Personally, I believe this is a case by case issue...although that could really be the same about any relationship issue regarding technology or any other topic. It's important to not put too much emphasis on the technology itself and make sure to focus on the relationship; you use the technology to help strengthen the relationship, not to replace certain aspects of it. 

 

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The Science of the Friend Zone

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4 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Relationships |

4 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Relationships | | Social Media and Relationships | Scoop.it
Social media is changing your relationships and interpersonal psychology. Here are strategies to maintain a good balance.
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Kim & Kat's curator insight, June 5, 2015 5:36 PM

One of the topics we follow on scoop.it is by Trae Williams, and it's entitled "Social Media and Relationships," which is definitely similar to our topic. This article was shared was written by Dr. Rachna Jain, who is a psychologist, and very interesting information was shared. Social media definitely has its ups and downs. The four ways social media is changing people's relationships as outlined in the article were as follows: it allows us to connect with more people, it makes it easy to overestimate levels of intimacy, it makes someone more susceptible to the social media contagion effect, and it allows someone to compare himself or herself with others.

 

Social media allows people to increase their connections and how often they contact those connections. In my opinion, this may be beneficial, but it may not always be a good thing. As a student dental hygienist, the more connections I build right now will definitely benefit me in the future when I am looking for potential employers. I am a member of the Tidewater Dental Hygienists' Association (TDHA) Facebook group, and I always see dental hygienists looking for others to fill in for them. This group also posts about upcoming TDHA meetings. I have only attended one because most of the attendees are current registered dental hygienists, but starting from Facebook and moving forward to the meetings really shows how you can increase your connections through social media. Without the Facebook group, I would not have found out about their meetings since I am still a student.

 

This article also shows how social media can be dangerous since we can "become so seduced by the ease of connecting with others online that we begin to think that these relationships are more intense, more committed and more complete than they really are." It also describes how "we run the risk of alienating the people who populate our daily lives in pursuit of intimacy with our online friends." I agree with this because I sometimes find myself so enthralled in my conversations on Facebook that I forget to make some time to talk to the people who are right there beside me. I could be sitting with my family in the living room, but all my attention is on my online conversations. This negatively affects my personal relationships with my family.

 

Another important point of this article is that it is important to "monitor your own influences and reactions" when you're increasingly involved with those on social media sites. For example, if my best friend posts a status about how depressed she is, I might start to feel depressed because my mind is consuming those negative thoughts and negative energy. This is common for me, so I personally tend to stay away from long Facebook statuses for their potential of being rants.

 

The final point this article makes is that with social media, we tend to compare ourselves with others a lot more. We'll see a status about someone's 4.0 GPA and start to feel like a failure. This will negatively affect our moods and negatively affect the way we treat those around us.

 

Something I like abut this article is that it basically gave tips to how you can benefit from social media.

It said to limit the time you spend on social networks. This will definitely help me if I were to limit my use of social media websites each day to maybe one hour a day, giving me time to enhance my relationships outside the Web.

Other tips included monitoring one's own emotions and reactions, take care not to compare one's self too often to others, to set goals or guidelines for business relationships, and to maintain a balance between online and offline life.

 

I feel like this article was preaching to me because I definitely need to balance my online and offline life and pay more attention to my peers.

 

One last thing about this article that I feel is important in my curation of this topic is that the author made it possible to for individuals to join in her discussion. She even replied to their comments. Some comments worth noting showed how people have become so preoccupied in the "competition" of social media, in which reaching a certain amount of likes gives them more satisfaction then speaking to the individuals around them.

 

There is a lot to consider, both good and bad, when it comes to social media. We'll focus on different aspects from different agents as the weeks progress.

 

-Kimberly Lintag

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Girlfriend: Social media hurts relationships

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Social media ruins relationships, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Not only does social media offer the chance to spend hours stalking your significant other’s past, it also leaves room for jealousy, questions and worry.
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Social Media 101: Building Relationships, Online Groups, and Brands

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Is Social Media Being Neglected By Businesses?

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3 Rules of Engagement for Successful Social Selling

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Interacting and engaging on social media helps build the relationships and trust that is essential in facilitating a business transaction.
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How social networking can ruin your relationship - Hindustan Times

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A new research says that social media has now entered people's bedrooms, reducing love-making to a mechanical act.
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Signs you're a FB Stalker

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How Social Media Helps Build Trusting Relationships - Mike Germano

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7 Truths About Social Media and Online Relationships

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If you see someone is falling in love with you and you do not feel the same way, be honest and firm. Tell them exactly how you feel. Never play with anyone's feelings and never pretend to like someone. Remember those avatars represent real human beings who can get hurt.
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Boyfriend: Social media helps relationships

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I hear it all the time, “social media ruins relationships.” I’ll agree that social media can create issues for couples that perhaps our parents’ generation never had to deal with, but I disagree with the notion that social media automatically dooms relationships. Instead of “ruining relationships,” I think social media is a valuable tool to bring people together and, if used correctly, actually can enhance your relationship.
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CEO: Roku's future is TV's future (Q&A) - CNET

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Amazon.com: Measure What Matters: Online Tools For Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement, and Key Relationships eBook: Katie Delahaye Paine: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Measure What Matters: Online Tools For Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement, and Key Relationships eBook: Katie Delahaye Paine: Kindle Store (Measure What Matters: Online Tools For Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement,...

 

Katie Paine's work is featured extensively in our Be a Person books (http://bit.ly/OrderBeAPerson). She's got some great ideas about measuring social media effectiveness.


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Creating compelling social media content and building meaningful relationships - eTurboNews

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Nine Tips For Offering Exceptional Customer Service On Social Media - Forbes

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Austin Social Media Marketers Spredfast, Mass Relevance Merge - Xconomy

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