Cellphones and internet based communication facilitate contact with wider networks of family and friends
Negative effects of social media
What was Jake Reilly's "Amish Project" and what lessons did he learn from it?
He went 90 days without a cell phone, email, and social media. He learned that he could connect a lot more with people and he was a lot more productive. He learned that social media is really superficial. He also learned which friends were the ones that were actually worth it, because they were the ones that stuck around for the 90 days.
How does online dating differ from traditional dating?
3 main ways
-Access (exposure and opportunity)
-matching(mathematical algorithm for selection
Pros of online dating
More access to potential partners, an initial sense of compatibility, ability to eliminate potentially poor relationship partners.
Cons of online dating
Access doesn't show how people interact, people appear in 2 dimensional way, math algorithms are based on similarity and complementary (not prove indicators of relationship success) and unable to predict how people will change.