"Idealists" need a unique identity to be fulfilled and, therefore, value authenticity. They are often skilled in interpretation and tend to be impressionistic. Finally, "Rationals" need mastery and self-control to be satisfied and value logical consistency. They are skilled in analyzing situations but they are often oblivious to the world around them.
These characteristics can be used to model how people with certain temperaments will respond to potential online dating prospects.. For instance, Guardians would most likely use online dating services because others in their peer group are doing it.
However, Guardians are typically economical people, so they would most likely strike a balance between conforming and saving money by going to a less expensive online dating sites. Therefore, having a Guardian temperament explains why certain people will want to date wealthy sucessful people, even though, in reality, they will date people who are from the same background and share…… [Read More]
Furthermore, online dating appears to offer users a passive means of obtaining feedback and improving their own behavior including adding new interests and correcting the perceptions of others. Overall, it can be concluded that online dating will continue to be a prominent source for those seeking relationships.
Baker, a. (2002). What makes an online relationship successful? Clues from couples who met in cyberspace. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 5 (4), 363-375.
CBC News. (2004). Online Dating Facts and Figures. Retrieved November 17, 2005, fromhttp://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/services/onlinedating/facts.html
Ellison, N., Heino, R., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), article 2.http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/ellison.html
aurenceau, J.P., Barrett, .F., & Pietromonaco, P.R. (1998). Intimacy as an interpersonal process: The importance of self-disclosure, partner disclosure, and perceived partner responsiveness in interpersonal exchanges. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74 (5), 1238-1251.
Greene, K., Derlega, V.., & Matthews, a. (2006).…… [Read More]
This is very common for college age people because some do not realize on how to self-disclose to a romantic relationship, therefore, they seek relationship satisfaction elsewhere (Aviram, I., and Amichai-Hamburger 2005).
Taking into consideration the self-disclosure that an Internet relationship permits, we expected that an Internet affair would be especially appealing to individuals who feel that their "real life" relationship does not allow them enough self-disclosure. Since self-disclosure has been found to be related to the stability of a relationship (Fitzpatrick & Sollie, 1999), we predicted that individuals with low self-disclosure in their "real life" relationship would develop higher expectations of an Internet affair (Aviram, I., and Amichai-Hamburger 2005).
From there, it has been researched and discovered that self-disclosure and experience of intimacy within dyadic college romantic relationships does actually effect relationship satisfaction. and, without being taken care properly intimacy could lead to affairs if there is not a…… [Read More]
In that regard, there is nothing sinister or unusual in the way the online dating platform is structured.
Online dating does indeed have its own pitfalls. As a matter of fact, no approach to dating can be regarded absolutely safe or trouble free. Traditional dating also has its own unique challenges (Paludi, 2012). However, based on the arguments presented in this text, the benefits online dating presents cannot be overstated. As it turns out, most of those who fear trying out online dating simply succumb to myths peddled around in an attempt to discredit online dating. Others resort to giving weak excuses in an attempt to avoid trying out online dating. Some of these excuses have been explored in detail by eHarmony. For instance, the dating site encourages those who would rather meet their significant halves organically to embrace new approaches in their search for love (eHarmony Staff, 2013). Further,…… [Read More]
Online Dating Scams and Its ole in Identity Theft
ONLINE DATING SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT
The increased use of the Internet in modern communications has contributed to the emergence of cyberspace, which has become an alternative medium for developing and experiencing new relationships. The cyberspace is currently used for various purposes including communication and for developing creative romantic endeavors with less spatio-temporal restrictions. While online love platforms have proliferated and blossomed in the past few decades, they have become avenues for cyber crime. This paper examines how online dating platforms have developed to become cyber crime sites through which identity fraud is carried out. The analysis begins with an overview of whether online dating is a scam and the role of online dating scams in identity theft. This evaluation is based on the use of social control theory as the theoretical framework that guides the research. The researcher conducts document…… [Read More]
The objective of this study is to examine what is known as 'catfish dating'. According to the 'Urban Dictionary' a catfish is "someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances." (2015, p. 1)
The work of Saedi (2012) reports that Catfish dating is a reason for heartbreak for many people as the persona that is presented online by many individuals is a far cry from the reality of who they actually are. According to the website 'Your Tango' there are certain precautions one should take when attempting online dating. Firstly, one should always consider why an individual would want to meet someone that lives hundreds of miles away would be better off to meet someone that lives close to them. This type of person is either afraid of commitment in a severe…… [Read More]
The digital medium has changed numerous aspects of modern life. In the vocational realm, digital communications have revolutionized the way people work; in education, digital media have been responsible for the explosion of remote learning opportunities; and in the social realm, social networking (in particular) has radically changed the way that people make and maintain social connections. On one hand, the prospect of online dating provides new options for people who are too busy to try to meet others in the traditional ways. On the other hand, digital media and online social media have also been the source of infidelity and other forms of duplicitous or deceitful relationships, largely because of their potential to be exploited for those purposes by virtue of the anonymity and remote communications they are capable of supporting. On balance, it is likely that the online medium is not directly responsible for the deterioration…… [Read More]
Social Media Affecting Online Dating
Working thesis statement: Social media is affecting the online dating in a negative manner.
Ali, A.I., & Wibowo, K. (2011). Online Dating Services - Chronology and Key Features Comparison with Traditional Dating. Competition Forum, 9(2), 481+. etrieved from http://www.questia.com/read/1P3-2548633921/online-dating-services-chronology-and-key-features
In this article, the authors have given their perspectives on online dating services and have also provided a comparison with the traditional dating services. In the beginning, an introduction and short history of online dating services has been presented. Later, the article discusses the various kinds of such services along with the major characteristics. In the last, those key features are being compared with conventional dating practices.
eflection: I aim to use the information in this article in the starting of my paper as there is a detailed discussion involving the past of online dating has been given. I think that this source completely…… [Read More]
It is obvious that public perceptions regarding such services have changed. This research must analyze the reasons that led to these changes. Online dating is wider accepted now than it was before. Something has determined this change, and this research must find out the elements that have influenced this situation.
Another issues hat this research proposal must take into consideration refers to the types of online daters that are most frequent in this industry. Determining the main types of online daters would be very helpful in determining and analyzing the behavior of such consumers. Based on these findings, companies in this industry can make forecast and can develop and implement strategies.
Scope of the Research
The research proposal in case intends to identify the causes that determined the significant growth of the online dating industry and to analyze the behavior of online dating users.
Objectives of the Research
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Based on you esponse to #1 above, do you think websites like Match.com and eHamony ae moe o less likely to lead to positive elationship outcomes. Why o why not? Include eseach findings and citations to justify you answe, when appopiate.
It is axiomatic that nothing succeeds like success, and the continuing success of eHamony and othes suggests that this sevice is satisfying a eal demand in the digital age whee moe and moe people ae seeking long-tem elationships online (Dheeiya, 2009). Although the pesonality pofiles developed by eHamony and Match.com may be initially exaggeated, Gackenbach (2007) suggests that these methods do in fact povide a viable foundation fo establishing a lasting elationship.
Which pesonality taits do you think ae associated with tying to find a mate online (as compaed to using taditional method?) What pesonality factos lead people to seach online fo mates?
The Millennial Geneation is…… [Read More]
The interrelationship between the perception of deception and the sender and receiver's behaviors and cognitions are unique.
Griffin (2003) further describes the power of persuasion and its effects on communication. With online dating, this can be especially important. The user searching through profiles has a desire to find someone they feel is suited to them. A well written profile, describing and enhancing all of a member's best attributes, can be a very powerful persuader, especially when combined with the searcher's longing to make a match. The deception that is so easily undertaken, with the veil of anonymity afforded by the Internet, is a significant persuader for those being decieved.
Aim & Objectives
The aims and objectives of this study were to investigate misrepresentation amongst online daters, exploring how they manage their online presentation of themselves in the hope of finding a romantic partner. Deception will be accessed via misrepresentation by…… [Read More]
ince very little research has yet been done for the online community, the study will be simplified by discussing the aspects of fidelity in an online environment for the sake of direct outreach. The methodology of the study combines with the literature about human interaction to provide a new insight into the role of Internet-based interactions in the modern day. The fieldwork, careful analysis, and interaction with the surveyed users will allow for a greater understanding of this developing portal and the way it has come to intersect society.
Review of Literature
Danah Boyd is a doctoral candidate in the IM program at UC-Berkeley. Her goal is to understand the new anthropology of cyberculture, particularly through the presentation of the online self in its relation to the physical, bodied self. Her papers have been published by a variety of credible sources and presented at conferences internationally, including the 2005…… [Read More]
Derek Cajun begins his book with an analysis of online dating. According to Cajun you should not turn to online dating when it is so easy to simply go out and find a woman. Cajun said it was important to actually get out and meeting women, because if you lack practice with your social skills, you are likely to mess up a date. Cajun states that dating sites should not be used to find women, but instead to practice your social skills in order to be ready for your dates. His book outlines the proper method for online dating, meeting women, starting conversation, and taking the next steps (Cajun, 2013).
Cajun refers to his books as "the total gentleman or man's guide to get ladies." As an added bonus he includes chapters on "Phone Game" by Tenmagnet, detailing how to make the first phone call to set up a date,…… [Read More]
Young people had always danced as a means of socializing with one another. However, prior to the 1950s, it was considered appropriate for a girl to dance with a variety of partners, even if she came to a dance with a particular young man. By the mid-1950s, views changed, and it was considered insulting to cut-in on someone else's date (Sombat). In addition, rock and roll, which featured more suggestive lyrics than prior forms of music, seemed to encourage casual sexual contact between men and women. Rock music has only grown more suggestive with time, as have rock stars, helping create a popular culture that thrives on marketing sexuality.
Part of these changing attitudes was reflected in the sexual behavior of teenagers in the 1950s. Modern people have an image of the 1950s as a chaste and innocent time. However, sexual relations changed dramatically in the 1950s, even before the…… [Read More]
Finally, Lee descibes the agape style, chaacteized by selflessness and sacifice and a fundamental appoach to elationships that emphasizes poviding the love and benefits of the elationship that they believe eveyone deseves (Hahn & Blass, 1997). They ae not peoccupied with any paticula "type" of potential patne and tend to be extemely suppotive, patient, honest, and not jealous o highly emotionally chaged (Hahn & Blass, 1997).
The Significance of Diffeent Types of Relationships on Patne Pefeence
As helpful as Lee's six love styles ae to undestanding choice and behavio in intimate human elationships, that analysis does not take into account the degee to which individuals (egadless of thei pimay stylistic oientation in Lee's tems) sometimes engage in vey diffeent kinds of elationships. Pesumably, Lee's stylistic analysis petains mainly to omantic pai bonds such as potential maiage patnes and dating patnes but not necessaily to casual-sex patnes o platonic fiendships.
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Network dating sites. How type dating evolved . Include pros cons.
Network dating sites have gained a particular place of social eminence within contemporary times. Online dating sites that members pay to use, such Match.com, made over a billion dollars in 2010 (No author). Many people consider these websites as primary options for dating for the simple fact that they allow expedient access to other singles who are also looking to date. Interestingly enough, these sites seem to have evolved from more conventional advertising for dating, which was traditionally found in print resources such as newspapers and weeklies. One may argue that the development of social networking web sites played a considerable role in the formation and popularity of network dating sites. Despite the degree of popularity these sites have, there are some inherent drawbacks associated with them that somewhat mitigates their efficacy. The most salient of these revolves around…… [Read More]
It discusses how each of the different sites varies in terms of its character, and in terms of its usage. The chapter on safety reiterates the fact that users view the anonymity of the web as an excuse to engage in riskier behaviors than they otherwise would, and that this is a mistake. Personal safety often comes down to making smart decisions and always leaving a way out of a situation.
Gormley, Michael. "New Law Requires Dating Websites to Give Safety Tips." Huffington Post. Huffington Post. 1 Sep 2010. Web. 7 Dec 2010. Document URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/bedbug-apartments-online-_n_701683.html
This article announces that New York State has followed New Jersey in enacting an Internet dating safety law. The wording of the law contains advice to New York residents about good online dating habits. Otherwise, the New York law is almost identical to the New Jersey law. This marks the second state that has…… [Read More]
Technology With egards to Dating
Dating is an activity typically used by people to choose potential romantic partners and to initiate the process of finding a mate (Strong & Cohen, 2013). The process of dating has undergone many changes through the course of history; however, technological innovations have dramatically altered the process. This paper will discuss how technology has influenced the dating process in both positive and negative ways. First the concept of dating is defined and explored followed by a discussion of how the dating process has been altered by technological changes.
The term dating has several meanings but typically refers to a meeting of two individuals with the goal of engaging in some form of mutually agreed-upon social activity (Strong & Cohen, 2013). Thus, dating is most often considered to be an activity that is part of the mating or selection process in humans where…… [Read More]
future of dating: hat will dating look like in 2035?
Not so many years ago, the modern online environment of dating would have been incomprehensible: today, people can meet virtually, decide they have common interests and then arrange a meeting even if they have never met face-to-face and do not live in the same location. Some people merely meet online via message boards and other Internet sites not specifically designed to match up potential mates. Others gravitate specifically to online dating services. "Online dating sites…rely on algorithms, those often proprietary mathematical equations and processes which make it possible to perform computational feats beyond the reach of the naked brain" (Paumgarten 1). Online dating sites purport to take at least some of the guesswork out of conventional dating and thus make it easier to meet people. There are also services such as J-Date which specifically connect people who have a specific…… [Read More]
The company then needed to use proxy servers in order to access eBay's site. The tort was that such actions resulted in dilution of eBay's mark and damage to eBay's reputation (eBay v. Bidder's Edge, Inc.). There is a strong likelihood that the same could be found with regards to the dating site.
In the Bidder's Edge decision, the courts have determined that deterioration of the service can constitute a tort, even if the deterioration is minimal. hile Bidder's Edge did not materially affect the performance of eBay's servers, it could conceivable have grown in size in order to do so. In addition, multiple Bidder's Edge-type sites should cumulatively have such a negative impact.
The eBay has the right to control access to its servers was central to this case. For the dating site, it is the control of access that will determine the way the courts view the proposed…… [Read More]
Using the Online Environment
he availability of online information has made a tremendous difference in many fields of endeavor including daily interactions. Many journals now have articles that are 'online first' before print; others comment on these online articles and critique even before the print issue exists. Online access also broadens the ease of accessing materials without a nearby extensive library. his is true in nearly every profession: science, economics, finance, business, nursing, medicine, hairdressing, and etc., (Leiner et al., 2003). Access to online information has changed the information paradigm. here is now a necessity and obligation to understand what appropriate online information consists of.
Use of social media and online tools for information-searching and access has increased considerably in recent years. Information is not only proliferating but is being shared more quickly than when print was the only medium available. he use of online media is a…… [Read More]
dating in the United States, and how technology has affected dating in the last 50 years. Specifically, it will express the impact of technology over the past 50 years on dating patterns of "young adults" (ages 13-30 depending on the social norm of the decade). Dating has always been a ritual for young adults to find themselves and discover their sexuality while trying out potential long-term mates. Today, dating, and how young people date, has changed considerably due to advances in technology. Technology has changed dating tremendously in the last 50 years, and yet, one thing remains the same. Dating is a young adult ritual that helps prepare them for the relationships of adulthood, and that, no matter what changes on the outside, will continue to be a constant in dating today, and in the future.
Technology and its Affect on Dating in the U.S.
It is not surprising that…… [Read More]
S1 - No
S2 - No
S3 - No
Rational - This question is intended to determine whether other forms of abuse occur within teenage social relationship even more frequently than actual physical abuse or face-to-face verbal abuse. Had any of the subjects answered affirmatively, that would have suggested specific follow-up questions to explore the issues raised.
6. Have any of your friends ever been the victim of stalking-type of behavior? If yes, through what medium (in person, by phone, via Internet, etc.)? Also, how many people do you know personally who have ever been victimized in this way?
S1 - Yes; four
S2 - Yes; two
S3 - Yes; four
Rational - This question provides a comparison to the subjects in the Claiborne study.
It also expands the anecdotal data to include three separate peer groups.
7. Have you ever before (today) discussed the issue of violence or…… [Read More]
Moreover, the television show uses the same tactics that law enforcement does when they want to catch sexual predators online. Both law enforcement and the staff of "To Catch a Predator" pretend to be young people. By playing the same game as the sexual predator, police are effectively capturing criminals before they get away with their crimes. Although sneaky, the method of luring sexual predators using their own game is one of the most effective ways of preventing the problem. Knowing they can get easily caught, the sexual predator might think twice before befriending a new child. Using this method of capturing criminals, law enforcement can prevent predators from victimizing young people psychologically, sexually and violently.
Sexual predators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In Canada, the law "makes it a criminal offense to use the Internet to lure or exploit children for sexual purposes," (Media…… [Read More]
Parents can team up with teachers and schools by asking for school conferences where they can address the issue of bullying, (Barreto). The parents can also keep a record of incidents of harassment and the ways in which the school handled these situations. They should also insist on the putting up of a bullying prevention committee if one is not already in place. In order for the committee to be effective, it needs to have representatives from administration, teachers, school mental health teams and parents.
2. Teachers should be encouraged to involve the students in creating rules for the classroom regarding bullying. They should have a serious talk with the bully and explain the unacceptability of the behavior as well as its negative consequences. Reports of bullying should not be left to deal with bullying on their own in the hope that the experience will make them stronger individuals, bullying…… [Read More]
Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and elationships on Campus, was written by Kathleen Bogle and published in 2008 by NKU Press. Kathleen Bogle is an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University, and she used her expertise in both sociology and the university setting to investigate the sexual behaviors of young adults. Bogle gathered information for this piece through interviews with college students and recent graduates, conducted from 2001 to 2006.
The main premise of Bogle's book is to enlighten readers regarding the rules and social expectations of dating and sexuality among current young adult populations. Bogle offers a detailed explanation regarding the concept of a "hook-up culture," with the term hooking-up specifically relating to the casual intimacy. Bogle outlines a very clear explanation regarding what young people mean when they discuss "hooking-up" and how different genders and sexual orientations regarding the social expectations involved. Bogle's interview…… [Read More]
Like most other animals, the artic fox's cot changes to reflect the summer arctic habitat, becoming a brown or gray color that matches the summer environment (National Geographic, 2008). The photograph by Norbert Rosing (National Geographic, 2004), demonstrates the usefulness of the animal's camouflage: (Norbert Rosing, National Geographic, October, 2004, online at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/finaledit/0410/,2008).
The artic fox contributes to the balance of nature because its diet includes rodents, which have a tendency to multiply rapidly in any conditions; birds, and fish (National Geographic, 2008). However, rodents are more plentiful during the summer months in the artic. During the winter months, when its food sources are scarcer, the fox will be follow the trail of the polar bears, acting as a scavenger to the remains of the larger animal's kills (National Geographic, 2008). The arctic fox also eats some amounts of vegetation, usually vegetables (National Geographic, 2008).
The arctic fox is a…… [Read More]
Other features of the DontDateCreeps.com community include an embedded instant messaging application and a site-specific email account. Because of the dangers and fears associated with online dating, users should also be able to rate their dates with other site members in an anonymous application. To increase the robustness of the DontDateCreeps.com format, the community should also become linked with local businesses like restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and entertainment venues. Not only does DontDateCreeps.com need to solicit advertisement revenues from local businesses and services; the dating site also needs to help its users coordinate and plan social outings.
3. Web analytics will consist in part of a third-party page tagging service that will accomplish two goals. First, the page tagging service will help to determine efficacy of advertisement click-throughs, which page(s) users tend to opt for information purchases from, and other consumer-related data. Second, the page tagging will help to determine…… [Read More]
Harmony, History, Shopping & Digital Privacy
HARMONY, HISTORY, SHOPPING
Growing numbers of people are turning to online access for a number of rather ordinary activities. And increasingly they are learning that in doing so they are becoming involved in a world of business and to some extent deception that is at best built on a rather fragile foundation of trust and market forces. We have known for some time that as users of the virtual universe of opportunities, we are sharing with others information about us and what we want. ut the extent to which this information is otherwise being used has been left in the hands of a relatively unguarded concept of openness and honesty. We seem to like the idea of putting ourselves out in the world to see what happens of its own accord, no matter whether we are looking for love, our family's past or good…… [Read More]
My significant other and I met in a traditional manner, at a nightclub.
Furthermore, most of our early relationship was spent in a conventional manner; we dated and spent time with each other, using CMC, such as texts and IMs as a way of relaying information about how we would spend our face time, rather than using it as a way to replace face-time. Then, life intervened, as it so often does, and an internship opportunity across the country separated us. Both of us being relatively poor students, we are unable to fly to visit each other frequently. Furthermore, while cell phones and unlimited calling plans have made it possible for us to talk a lot of the time, we have conflicting schedules, which can make it difficult for us to arrange times for any type of lengthy conversation. However, we can spend time e-mailing each other, devoting time to…… [Read More]
Internet has now become a new frontier in regards to economic development. With the advent of the internet, new and seemingly boundless technologies have arisen. Aspects such as routine transactions at financial institutions to online dating sites have now entered into the forefront. Technology overall has enhanced the overall quality of life for civilization while also providing economic growth. It is during this expansionary period that many innovative and profitable technologies arise. CliqUp is no different in this regard. With the advent of the internet, the need for synthesis and analytics becomes very profound. As such, CliqUp has very unique value proposition for both businesses and consumers as the technology frontier continues to evolve. Using analytical data, CliqUp can provide enhanced value to businesses in terms of targets ads, customer demographics, and other analytical tools. All of which, adds value to the institution of firm who properly utilizes the…… [Read More]
Twelve ESL learners who participated subsequently found that participating in text-based online chat rooms promoted a noticeable difference in their face-to-face conversations, particularly in noticing their own linguistic mistakes.
Psychologists stress little if any learning occurs without attention. "Text-based online chat, a particular form of synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) involving written oral-like conversation, has the great potential of increasing noticing for two reasons:
1. Compared to face-to-face conversations, CMC allows conversations to flow at slower speeds than face-to-face; consequently permitting "speakers" to have longer times to process receiving and producing the target language.
2. CMC can save texts (previous messages) in format that users may later access. (Lai and Zhao)
The following copy of "ESL Online Talk Community" illustrates concept Lai and Zhao present.
Practice makes perfect, but many ESL students do not have opportunities to practice speaking English. This Website is trying to establish an online community to enable…… [Read More]
Once the customer has purchased a piece of information, has paid for it, has received it, and obviously viewed it, he cannot claim a refund, in case the information provided by the site did not satisfy the customer in any way. If the site cannot provide certain information due to certain facts that was required by the customer, the site will notify the customer that his request cannot be fulfilled and therefore, there will be no payment.
This issue is related to another, dissatisfaction regarded the provided services. As mentioned above, there may be situation when DontDateCreeps.com will not be able to fulfill certain requests. This could only happen because of the lack of information in the respective case. Therefore, it is only fair that the customer has to be informed that the requested information is not available. If the site cannot offer complete information requested by the customer, the…… [Read More]
Physical Attraction in the Internet Age
Since its inception the internet has affected nearly every aspect of society so it is only natural that it would eventually impact on our most intimate of relationships: romance. In just a short twenty years the internet has nearly revolutionized the dating process and determined who and how we meet each for purposes of establishing both casual and permanent romantic relationships. The internet dating business is one of the few to not only survive but also prosper in these precarious economic times (Carpenter). By 2012, the industry is expected to reach $1.9 billion in consumer sales (D. Card).
In the context of this paper internet dating is defined as the use of a database of potential dating partners, usually located in close geographical proximity, to find someone with whom one feels some connection.
The format of most dating services is similar. The sites, whether…… [Read More]
Social Media and Technology
The entire sphere of human interaction has undergone large-scale transformation as a result of the rapidly changing technological environment and the emergence of the internet. Back in the day, social interactions were primarily based on hand-written letters and occasional telephone conversations. Thanks to technological progression, however, numerous online communication platforms have been developed, and what we have now is an internet revolution and a totally new and dynamic realm of human interaction and long-distance communication. Currently, 73% of America's adult population, and 93% of the teen population uses social media platforms to communicate with family members and friends. Today, Facebook is home to more than 700 million users who can conveniently communicate with each other at the touch of a button without having to grapple with the time and space limitations that back in the day forced people to choose their partners and friends from their…… [Read More]
Relationships and the Internet
The Internet has created the opportunity for people all across the planet to form relationships that can be every bit as personally satisfying as so-called "traditional" relationships. Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and a variety of others have allowed people to engage in relationships through the Internet but Alex Lickerman argues that it can generate problems for people who partake in this activity. In his article "The Effect of Technology on Relationships," he stated, "The problem, however, comes when we find ourselves subtly substituting electronic relationships for physical ones or mistaking our electronic relationships for physical ones." (Lickerman) However, a recently published scientific study has concluded that 21st century society is currently in the process of reconfiguring the way relationships are structured and these reconfigurations "are working alongside offline practices to provide greater choice and opportunity, and in many senses fulfilling an oft-held…… [Read More]
medium level internet company will be analyzed. The example chosen is an online dating site serving for around 100.000 users. Even if the company is managed online the emerging need is certain numbers of employees to deal with costumer issues and also maintain the company. ecruiting the right people who take their seriously and enjoy what they are doing is the first step to save some money (5). Therefore, it is very important to use a H company. Marc Mapes (8) who is the owner of HireMatch reported that the wrong people can cost a company 2.5 times more than their salary. Using a new generation H company which analyses the jopseekers not only based on their CV but their life style and ideology.
Another important cost for an internet company is the webpage. Nowadays, there are too many web developing companies offering promotions and inexpensive services. However, these are…… [Read More]
Altruism or Egoism
The dating website has become an online phenomenon where people across the world find relationships, love and intimacy. The hottest trend in the online dating is that people who have been single for several years have finally found their true love. The theories of relationship, love, intimacy, social comparison, self-categorization, and social identity reveal that individuals develop a social relationship to boost their social esteem, and people are likely to cooperate with a group who belong to their social identity. Frisen, & Wangqvist, (2010) argue that people have been dating one another in Sweden without going through informal rules. The authors maintain that people continue to indulge in love relationship despite their social identity. Williams, & Russell (2013) argue that adolescent and younger adults quest for love, and increasing number of girls believe in intimacy relationship while boys adore sexual intercourse. Additionally, Finn, (2012) think that emotional…… [Read More]
Technology: Blessing or Curse?
Imagine studying machinery that is becoming smaller and smaller every day. What will one discover? This is a hot topic that is on a lot of individuals mind in our society today. People are curious about how it is evolving, and ways to stay current with it. One will discuss whether or not this is a blessing or a curse for technology.
According to a recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 25% of respondents felt that their family today is closer than their family when they were growing up, thanks to the use of the Internet and cell phones. Only 11% felt technology had made them less close (Ahmad, 2011).
Another study that is worth mentioning in regards to technology. "The Pew study also reported that busy, tech-using families-who are more likely to be dual income households work longer hours-are less likely…… [Read More]
Originally developed in 1989, the World Wide Web has fundamentally changed the way many people shop, work, recreate and receive an education. Likewise, the emergence of e-commerce has had enormous implications for the business world and governments alike, making this innovation one of the most significant in human history. Moreover, tens of millions of new Web pages are added to the World Wide Web every day, and current signs indicate this growth will continue to accelerate into the foreseeable future. One of the more important trends to emerge in recent years has been the use of the World Wide Web for social interaction in what has been termed the "Social Web." To gain a better understanding of the Social Web and its implications, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.
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Causes elationships to Fall Apart
It happens to us all -- that moment when our knees get weak from the sight of someone else; that split second that it seems like nothing else in the entire world matters; that instant when all seems right in the world, and we hope and pray that it never changes. Most everyone remember those beginning stages in a relationship where everything in the universe is absolutely, irrevocably, fearlessly perfect, right? So how do all of those feelings, thoughts, moments of pure bliss take a gut wrenching nose dive for the worse? Why do people fall out of love? How do people go from being love drunk to those month long purging sessions to rid themselves of the toxins that once were our former soul mates? It happens, even to the best of us, even to those of us who attempt to make every wrong…… [Read More]
Age, race open. I'd like to chat so if you're interested.
M4W: Are you ready to truly be happy? Me too...glad I found you - (Almost) 39
Are you looking for a man to treat you like you have never been treated before? Do you want a man who can't wait to hurry and get home to you at the end of the day and wrap his arms around you like he is never going to see you again? Do you want a man you know you can trust never to let you down and know you can always turn to him for anything no matter how big or how small?... I am looking for my forever, not just sex or a one night stand... A man who will always be there for you 24/7 well then I am glad we found each other.... I look forward to spending the…… [Read More]
The online classifieds advertising technology outsourcing company went on to become one of the most popular communities and networking sites on the Internet. "Gary founded the firm after identifying opportunities for online personals service, now branded Match.Com. He wrote the company business plan, then raised $1.3 million from venture capitalists and private investors, and later assisted in raising $7.5 million from leading corporate partners..." Kremen was also a founder of Los Altos Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in UNIX security.
He has also become a leading and sought-after speaker on Internet marketing and development. More importantly and in terms of the history of sex.com, he is considered to be a leading authority on issues pertaining to intellectual property law and the Internet. Furthermore, he has invested in more than 50 companies.
4. The Sex.com saga
The legal battle surrounding sex.com began on May 19, 1994, when Kremen registered the domain…… [Read More]
emergence of social media and other sharing-based websites and portals on the orld ide eb has been to a degree that has been life-changing and society-changing in nature. For the most part, these effects have been quite good and fruitful. As with all things, however, there are adaptations and/or uses that are less than positive in terms of the intentional or unintentional effects that are rendered. A major one of those effects, and indeed the focus of this report, is the attention/sharing aspect of the behavior and how this can lead to drastic and/or unforeseen consequences. Indeed, there is the propensity of some people to "over-share" and reveal details, behaviors or events that are unseemly or extremely unwise, if not both. This does not mean, of course, that the entire technology should be scrapped or banned or that it should be over-regulated. However, people do need to understand the implications…… [Read More]
Likewise, McCain (2003) reports that, "The United States is a dog-loving nation. The American Veterinary Medical Association says about 36% of U.S. households own dogs, compared with 31% that own cats. The most popular breeds, the American Kennel Club says, are Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds" (2). According to the Southwest Boston Dog Owners' Group (2007), "The number of licensed dogs in Boston is 8,500; Animal Control estimates the total number of dogs in the city is 40,000" (Petition to Boston City Council and Mayor's office 4).
The results of the 2000 census of Boston showed that the city enjoys a healthy percentage of middle- to upper-middle class residents as shown in Table ____ below.
2000 Census Breakdown of Household Incomes in Boston.
Less than $10,000
10,000 to $14,999
15,000 to $24,999
25,000 to $34,999
35,000 to $49,999
50,000 to $74,999
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Not surprising to see concerts by Dave Matthews, Green Day, and other top groups since Live Nation recently purchased Ticket Master.
A recent article in the LA Times reports that 48% of consumers are "eating out less often now than they did six months ago" (Hallock, 2009). John Self, a professor at Cal Poly Pomona in Los Angeles County, who has published a study of why restaurants fail, estimates that about 1,100 restaurants open in L.A. County annually; and among those, 24% close the first year and within three years 50% of those 1,100 have closed. But given the sluggish economy, Self asserts that up to 50% of new restaurants may be expected close in the first year, double the number that close in good economic times.
Data are not available as to how the recession has affected HRC, or Planet Hollywood, Johnny Rocket's or other theme-centered restaurants, but it…… [Read More]
FO CA: In reviewing the current literature on the issue about sexual intimacy on the job, one might wonder why people bother to go anywhere else for fun. It has become clear that sexuality and romance are significant in many contemporary workplaces, which means that businesses of all types have to begin to bring a discussion and specific responses to this issue home. More employees work either online or in businesses that depend on online activity. As such, few employees are far away from resources that involved open and frank discussions or that outright promote or advertise sexuality and romance.
In a future job I expect to work in a company that is connected to and encourages business innovation on the Internet. I would love to work with a Facebook or Twitter-type company where I could work with creative people and new technologies. A place like this will…… [Read More]
Social Media and how it goes on to affects people. The advantages and the risks of social media are discussed. Furthermore, it goes on to talk about appropriate and inappropriate content. Use of social media in the professional world is also discussed.
Social Media is basically the modes of interaction among persons in which they produce, exchange, and share information in varied virtual communities and network. (Ahlqvist et al., 2008) This information can include written information, pictures, videos and audio notes as well. Kaplan and Haenlein (2010) describe this form of technology as varies internet origin applications that were created on technological and ideological foundations that merely allow the exchange of content that the user himself created. Initially, social media was only prevalent on laptops or pcs but now this technology has move on to mobile phones. This therefore enables users to upload and share information instantaneously. The advent of…… [Read More]
That could lead to all kinds of advertising insights," even though it could just be a coincidence (Baker 2008, p.3). The result could be a cutting-edge campaign for a rental car company stressing romance and danger, rather than safety and budget-conscious effectiveness.
No company wishes to miss out on the next new marketing trend, and all want to find the next 'hot' new connection between two seemingly discordant interests or types of behaviors. One idiosyncratic, accidental click or glance is meaningless, but being able to keep track of large amounts of data makes such decisions is significant for market researchers, as a consistent pattern can be drawn. And the blog world of online journalism is an even more willing source of "unfiltered immediacy" for marketers, who can track what types of blogs generate the largest amount of traffic for specific types of ads. Blogs are especially useful because marketers can…… [Read More]
elationship Between Individual & Society: Understanding Contemporary Society
The human being, by his nature, is a social creature. This nature drives him to live as a member of society, in which he interacts with others to satisfy his needs and instincts. No person can manage to satisfy his needs on his own; rather, he requires specific relationships with other human beings in order to satisfy them. The nature of these relationships is determined by the system which is implemented in the society. However, every system, in order to produce a progressive society, has to balance between the needs of the individual and the needs of the society. If the individual's needs are ignored, then he will live in misery. Also, if the society's needs are ignored, then the society will not function properly as the environment in which the individual's strive to satisfy their needs. (LBA, 2010)
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Particularly as this demographic has been so ignored or misunderstood by the beauty industry, a company that portrayed older women in a positive, sexy light, and showcased fashions that flattered older complexions and figures would likely generate revenue. Showing older models rather than stressing that the product is for the elderly is important, because today's older generation does not like to think of itself as old: "Marketers commonly err by emphasizing the biological age of their consumers. A few years ago, a major personal-products company introduced a shampoo aimed at older women. The advertising explicitly mentioned that the product was designed especially for women over 40. There may be perfectly good reasons to switch to a different shampoo as you age, but the emphasis on age ensured that the product would be unpalatable to any self-respecting 40-plus-year-old" (Smith 1997:1).
Again, because women tend to outlive their husbands, many of these…… [Read More]
Women's Movement Timeline
The following paragraphs describe eight incredible women who lived from the 1700's through the present. This paper also includes a timeline to better place into perspective these women's incredible effort and their success at initiating change and giving women first, a voice, then, rights equal to those of men.
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
In 1792, Wollstonecraft published the most important piece relating to women's rights, a pamphlet entitled Vindication on the Rights of Women. This work advocated equality of the sexes, and elaborated upon what was later to become the central idea of the Women's Movement across Europe and America. According to scholars, Wollstonecraft "ridiculed prevailing notions about women as helpless, charming adornments in the household" and instead suggested the women should be educated and not be slavish dependents of their husbands. In fact, Wollstonecraft was one of the first women to advocate women's education above…… [Read More]
Fostering Awareness through Cross-Cultural Comparison
Business -- Crossing Cultures
Author's note with contact information and more details on collegiate affiliation, etc.
Geert Hofstede is most known for his cultural dimensions theory. There is a system and a method of assessment that stems from this theory. The world of the 21st century is increasingly both local and global. In these times, there is more international and intercultural communication, business, and travel. For those who conduct international business affairs, differentiation and awareness of cultural behaviors is essential. One cannot conduct successful business transactions and retain a superficial understanding of another culture. Lack of cultural awareness makes for miscommunications and decreased likelihood of sustained business (or other) relationships. In these ways, we may comprehend the necessity and utility of Hofstede's theories. The paper will focus upon Japan, Brazil, Iceland, and India for the comparative and analytical purposes of the exercise. The paper will…… [Read More]
Third, birth control and condoms (for STD control as well) are far more available, as are clinics and a woman's access to birth control. Despite the issues of disease, many young people feel invincible, and especially when relaxing or alchohol is involved, tend to see sexual activity as a process for unwinding, not necessarily a sharing of intimacy between people. In fact, many believe that sex is not the most intimate activity they have with another person. When barriers to behavior fall because of substances, one of the responses is to seek physical pleasure. There are also more pharmaceuticals on the market now that, legal or illegal, enhance or intensify sexual pleasure: the Viagra types for male erection, Esctacy for both, Amyl Nitrate as an additional high, and more (What Drugs have You Used To Enhance Sex?, 2007).
Still, despite almost 50 years of Women's Liberation, Sex Education classes, more…… [Read More]
I see the effects of the past on the present in both my personal life and in the life of my community. For example, the discovery of oil in my country has completely changed the demographics and lifestyle. Those who were lucky enough to reap rewards from the lucrative industry can live lavish lifestyles, travel abroad, and even move, live, and work in estern countries while maintaining a home in Kuwait. The most significant thing I have learned is that while we are masters of our destiny, the past still molds and shapes who we are. The American Dream tells us that we can become whatever we want, as long as we are willing to work for it. However, I do not believe that. e can come whatever we want to a certain extent. The past shapes our beliefs, values, goals, and ideals.
hen I asked my parents about their…… [Read More]
The players could not eat well nor sleep well. They are too busy playing in their virtual world that they would think that they will just be wasting precious time if they sleep, study or eat. They could not waste much of their time because their leveling up might get disrupted. Players could not manage their real self because they are too busy managing their fictional characters in their own 'virtual world'.
Indeed, MMORPG promotes various forms of neglect which are of course negative to the overall management of oneself and one's life. This is the very reason why a lot of concerned citizens have been suggesting that this form of gaming be allowed for the adult players only. This is also the very reason why teachers, parents and older citizens must start teaching the kids and the teenagers on learning to draw the line separating the virtual world from…… [Read More]
Each day, thousands of New Yorkers experience violence at the hands of someone they love. But only a fraction of victims know where to get help" (p. 3).
Moreover, many domestic violence victims are coerced by the perpetrators into not testifying against them. In this regard, Glaberson (2011) reports that, "The defendants in domestic violence cases are in constant contact with their victims, and they use various means and methods to try to have the case dropped. Many of them cannot seem to stop themselves from sweet-talking, confessing to, berating and threatening . . . The women they were charged with abusing" (p. 3). Because even abusive relationships can be strong, some women who have experienced domestic violence -- even many times -- may be reluctant to prosecute their spouses or partners. In some cases, domestic violence shelters encourage abused partners to seek formal divorces in order to facilitate the…… [Read More]
Technology Changing Communication in Today's orld
How Technology has Changed Communication
Even though communicating can be just as easy being in front of your computer at home, it is still not the same as being in touch with others and having intimate relationships. Most families, who have upgraded technology in their homes for work and school, should prioritize their time to eliminate the barriers that social networking can create because it is a lot different to have long distant relationships and has disadvantages compared to the ones we share in person. Having this type of communication, the computer and internet, in the home can create a scapegoat for spouses to get involved with to get away from their problems.
hen relationships between people lack the closeness that two people can share, relationships are just not the same with interactions completely limited to the individuals. According to Sternberg's Theory, relationships require…… [Read More]
..three-fourths of employers monitor their employees' web site visits in order to prevent inappropriate surfing." (Employee Monitoring: Is There Privacy in the orkplace?)
In my own experience I have found that technological innovations like email are an invaluable tool for communications and doing business. However I am also aware that in many ways privacy and individuality can be imposed on by these new technologies. There is also the continual and increasing danger of viruses, malware and spyware than can reside on one's computer and that can comprise personal data and information. One is in effect continually threatened by a wide range of technologies that are actually designed to interfere with individual privacy without one's knowledge. Small programs called cookies can gain entrance to a personal computer while surfing the eb and these can send out personal data and information to advertisers and marketers about your personal life.
In this sense,…… [Read More]
Viewing work as a load or limitation assumed more marked in the U.S. within 1982 and 1989. We have observed that work can be felt as a compulsion or a prerogative. Disparities among nations on these values are vital issues to assist us in comprehending contractual relationships between employees and the enterprise. Whereas there is increased concord among the Western and Asian communities regarding what plays a role to the prerogative and what fits in to the commitment side of the equation, this prominent depiction becomes distorted in the erstwhile communist states and Israel. In case of the latter, respondents had a tough circumstance separating between what the rights and duties of work. (Heller; Antonio; Quintanilla, 1995)
This can be comprehended as a result of blend between an individualistic and increasingly joint approach in the prevailing ideology. Being capable of tell apart between the rights and duties presumes that people…… [Read More]