Social effects of online dating

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when I’m in person with him, like, it’s harder for me to tell him what I’m feeling.

So like I’ll think about it when we’re together, and then like afterwards I’ll probably text him like what I was feeling and tell him my problems.”“I think texting kind of makes you feel closer because – boys are more shy. my boyfriend, he doesn’t like to express himself like that.

• Conversational coherence was associated with higher levels of argumentation.

• Politeness was higher in You Tube’ messages, partially supporting the SIDE theory.

• Facebook showed a more equalitarian participation between discussants than You Tube.

• Topics are important: highly sensitive threads triggered more impolite messages.

By some estimates, up to 67 percent of individuals age 18 to 29 use social networking at some level.

This manuscript aims to assess the potential of social media as a channel to foster democratic deliberation.

It does this by examining whether the types of discussions that citizens maintain in two of the most used social media channels managed by the White House – Facebook and You Tube – meet the necessary conditions for deliberative democracy.

Drawing on the social identification/deindividuation (SIDE) model of computer mediated communication and network theories, we predict that political discussions in Facebook will present a more egalitarian distribution of comments between discussants and higher level of politeness in their messages.

Consistent with our theoretical framework, results confirm that Facebook expands the flow of information to other networks and enables more symmetrical conversations among users, whereas politeness is lower in the more anonymous and deindividuated You Tube.• Social media channels offered by the White House are not being used to deliberate.

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