The Algorithm Method: Love Meets Social Media
Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and online dating have made this a much smaller, more navigable world. However, there is a downside to this access. Per the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 2/3 of divorces make mention of Facebook. To say nothing of sites like AshleyMadison whose raison d’etre is to help people cheat.
Moreover, a recent study shows people communicate more by text today than by phone. "Catfishing" has become a thing, ensnaring Manti T’eo. Prince Harry’s nude Vegas antics gave his family a black eye. And Anthony Weiner is facing new Twitter blowback while running for NYC's mayor.
All of us are impacted by social media, but this tech may affect our romantic relationships most of all. The panel will cover a spectrum of topics such as how online dating creates an endless supply of prospective dates, making it difficult to achieve lasting love; how tech affects long distance relationships; the ubiquity of porn; does tech make it easier or harder to cheat & much more.
- s Facebook a blessing or a burden for relationships and reputations--personal and professional?
- Is it cheating if the interaction happened exclusively via digital media?
- What compels people to share incredibly private thoughts and images when we all know they can easily make their way to the public domain?
- As social creatures, is the hyper-connectivity of social media actually making us lonelier and less connected in the real world? One undeniable prescription that can lead to improved mental health and even lead to love is: do more activities offline, ie attend more conferences and other analog/physical activities.
- And what in the world were Manti Teo, Anthony Weiner et cetera et cetera thinking?
Andrea Miller YourTango
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