Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/243976
Title:
Survival of the Digital: Networking Romance
Author:
Janco, Ellie
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis seeks to understand how social media, through computer-mediated communication (CMC), impacts modern day potential or romantic relationships. The general premise is that people experience greater uncertainty about their relationships and partners after seeking information from social media due to two key unintended consequences: lack of privacy and nonverbal communication. The author used this reasoning to conclude that modern day romantic relationships are significantly harder to maintain compared to relationships prior to the pervasiveness of social media. Through an analysis of related articles and extensive interviews, there is evidence that social media has negative consequences on romantic relationships. However, some evidence shows that it can have a neutral or even slight positive effect depending on how one uses social media within their relationship. Furthermore, most people use social media as a means to connect with friendships not romance, which has been positive. The results of this study show an individual’s intimate relationships are clearly affected when the individual is highly involved with social media. The following discussion highlights the use and impact of other computer-mediated communication devices and implications for future studies.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Communication
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSurvival of the Digital: Networking Romanceen_US
dc.creatorJanco, Ellieen_US
dc.contributor.authorJanco, Ellieen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to understand how social media, through computer-mediated communication (CMC), impacts modern day potential or romantic relationships. The general premise is that people experience greater uncertainty about their relationships and partners after seeking information from social media due to two key unintended consequences: lack of privacy and nonverbal communication. The author used this reasoning to conclude that modern day romantic relationships are significantly harder to maintain compared to relationships prior to the pervasiveness of social media. Through an analysis of related articles and extensive interviews, there is evidence that social media has negative consequences on romantic relationships. However, some evidence shows that it can have a neutral or even slight positive effect depending on how one uses social media within their relationship. Furthermore, most people use social media as a means to connect with friendships not romance, which has been positive. The results of this study show an individual’s intimate relationships are clearly affected when the individual is highly involved with social media. The following discussion highlights the use and impact of other computer-mediated communication devices and implications for future studies.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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