Monday, February 17, 2014

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

How American couples use digital technology to manage life, logistics, and emotional intimacy within their relationships

Summary of Findings

The internet, cell phones, and social media have become key actors in the life of many American couples— the 66% of adults who are married or in committed relationships. Couples use technology in the little and large moments. They negotiate over when to use it and when to abstain. A portion of them quarrel over its use and have had hurtful experiences caused by tech use. At the same time, some couples find that digital tools facilitate communication and support. A majority of those in couples maintain their own separate email and social media accounts, though a smaller number report sharing accounts and calendars. And fully two-thirds of couples share passwords. 
Read more: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/11/couples-the-internet-and-social-media/

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