Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it?
Date: September 18th, 2012
Posting your first kiss and details of your romantic life on social media sites is no longer considered exploitative. It’s actually expected. But where do you draw the line between kiss-and-tell and kiss-and-post? With marriage proposals appearing on Twitter and couples breaking up on Facebook, it can be confusing for even the most romantic of hearts.
In recent Zoosk surveys, over 6000 singles and those in committed relationships were asked how they felt about sharing juicy details on Facebook and Twitter about their love lives. Their findings showed that over 60% of Americans actually are concerned about how these posts could affect their jobs and err on caution if they’re friends with co-workers on Facebook. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What percentage of couples use technology to stay in touch and why?
2. How does romantic technology use affect the author’s relative?