Relationships online(Blog week 8)

The forming of relationships online may facebook, MSN, Twitter and so on.

“Online, barriers that might stand in the way of relationship such as physical attractiveness, social anxiety and stuttering do not exist. Whereas those could hinder an individual in face-to-face encounters, an Internet interaction negates this and allows the individual freedom. Research has shown that stigmas such as these can make a large impact on first impressions in face-to-face meeting, and this does not apply with an online relationship.The Internet “enhances face-to-face and telephone communication as network members become more aware of each others’ needs and stimulate their relationships through more frequent contact”.”

The Internet provides the opportunity for misrepresentation. Particularly in the early stages of a relationship when commitment is low, for example growing number of people on “mainstream dating sites” were married or in a relationship but posing as singles in order to start an affair. in the online world, there is no images and sound judgment, it’s difficult to measure the emotions and feelings of people, it is easy according to their own ideas to shape identity and personality.

Internet dating is becoming so common that is it having a noticeable effect on our culture at large. Although most of this effect has been a positive, one area of concern for many is the effect that internet relationships are having on existing relationships. Internet infidelity is relatively easy to hide and easy to proliferate given the asynchronous manner of e-mail communication.

I does not think the possibility for deception naturally increase in an online setting, in China, in somewhere from internet, we need use Blog Real Name System, you need your ID to register account. I think it can reduce deception. And I think that online deception is a personal act, just like in the real world of deception.




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