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Posts Tagged 'relationships'

Sex differences in jealousy over Facebook activity

Highlights Females are more prone to jealousy over Facebook activity than are males. Males are aware of the sex difference in jealousy; females are not. Misunderstandings about Facebook use are a source of problems in romantic relationships. Abstract Forty heterosexual undergraduate students 24 females, 16 males who were currently in a romantic relationship filled out […]

5 August 2013 at 15:38 - Comments

The homeless use Facebook?! Similarities of social network use between college students and homeless young adults

I don’t even know where to begin…. This research compared technology use among homeless young adults with that of college students as a means of understanding technology use among young adults today; people who have grown up with technology. Specifically, social network site (SNS) usage was assessed for two age-matched young adult samples, one drawn […]

21 January 2013 at 17:32 - Comments

These are the unwritten rules of Facebook (BPS Research Digest)

From Bryant and Marmo (2012) I should expect a response from this person if I post on his/her profile.I should NOT say anything disrespectful about this person on Facebook.I should consider how a post might negatively impact this person’s relationships.If I post something that this person deletes, I should not repost it.I should communicate with […]

7 January 2013 at 17:42 - Comments

Facebook vs. Google Plus: That’s +1 to Google

It’s probably not the best time to lash up a hastily planned blog post, being after 8pm on a Friday evening, and I really should be elswhere. But I’m sure you are all eager to hear what I think of Google’s new social network – positively frothing at the mouth, I expect. In that case, […]

1 July 2011 at 21:13 - Comments

The commodification of emotion: Celeb/rating

I read recently of an curious turn of phrase, which, as these phrases often do, belied an interesting idea – ‘commodification of emotion’ – which in itself had an interesting history. It came from the mouth of one Carmen Hermosillo, an early victim of cyberspace. Hers is a very sad story, which I could never […]

9 June 2011 at 08:38 - Comments