Virtual relationships


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we’ll be discussing virtual relationships in social media, including specific focus on self-disclosure and the absence of gating features in such relationships. The internet and social media have become key factors in forming and maintaining relationships for many individuals. Dating sites are now the accepted means by which many people, especially younger people, seek and choose friends and romantic partners’


Jean Marc Lawton


Virtual relationships in social media - task

  • Listen to the podcast on virtual relationships in social media, making notes as you do so


  • From your notes then write a summary of the podcast. This should include focus on:


a] Self-disclosure in virtual relationships, including reference to levels of intimacy


b] The lack of gating features in virtual relationships


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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