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A THIN LINE, MTV's sexting, cyberbullying, digital dating abuse campaign : Case study - Durex Digital Love. Clive Thompson's 'Smarter Than You Think' a digital love letter. "Smarter Than You Think," the first book by technology journalist Clive Thompson, is an admiring letter to the digital tools that increasingly chronicle and guide our daily lives.

Clive Thompson's 'Smarter Than You Think' a digital love letter

Thompson, a contributor to Wired and the New York Times Magazine, has taken stock of our present moment and found that digital technologies are making us "smarter," with access to greater stores of memory, teaching tools, methods of collaboration and always-on communication. Together with our devices, we can accomplish great feats: organize protests, become chess grandmasters, learn calculus in elementary school. We can even record our entire lives, so that rather than learning how to remember, "we'll learn how to forget. " If you share this opinion, if you live in equanimity with your always-pinging iPhone or Facebook's surveillance, then this book will be a welcome companion. It will introduce you to some appealing characters and their sparklingly clever inventions.

Digital divorce or digital love affair - ESOMAR Research Paper - Trend Spotting /Watching, Ethnographic Research. The use of Information and Communication Technology (henceforth ICT) products and services varies to a considerable degree.

Digital divorce or digital love affair - ESOMAR Research Paper - Trend Spotting /Watching, Ethnographic Research

There are users who devour any innovation and would prefer beta versions to challenge both themselves and technology. Other users or target groups abhor such a situation. They experience innovations as overload, change as strain and beta versions as bane of techno­logy. In other words: one person's "benefit" is another person's barrier. Digital Love - Consumers are turning to tech innovations to show affection. Digital love: how data can help your dating: All about the recommendation.

Page 2 of 2All about the recommendation If you liked her… Recommendation engines have become part and parcel with the internet – you only have to go on Amazon once and the site will cater itself to you the next time you log on, offering up goods it believes you will like – but Essas notes that eHarmony's recommendations are a little different from the norm.

Digital love: how data can help your dating: All about the recommendation

"If you look at other recommendation engines, like the ones used by Netflix and Amazon, they can show you a movie you might like but in our case the movie has to like you back. "So we can't just recommend someone to you – it has to go two ways. How Love and Lust in the Digital Age Influence Relationships. Living in the digital age comes with its relationship perks.

How Love and Lust in the Digital Age Influence Relationships

You can Google your future beau, share your romance on Instagram or search new date ideas with an app. How much has the Internet changed modern-day love? An annual study by Havas Worldwide found that online romancing is becoming just as real as offline interaction for millennials. When there's a question or need for sex, the connected generation turns to the web. Almost half of those surveyed used online services with sexual intent, and one in three say Internet images influence how they think about sex.

"Young people have always figured out sex for themselves by swapping rumors, anecdotes, and publications, plus getting whatever experience they could. It's no surprise that the majority of respondents (60%) believe online dating is more mainstream. Check out more stats in the infographic below. Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, tranchis; Infographic courtesy of Havas Worldwide. How to Find Love in a Digital World. Romantic relationships can begin anywhere.

How to Find Love in a Digital World

When Cupid's arrow strikes, you might be at church or at school, playing chess or softball, flirting with a friend of a friend at a party or minding your own business on the train. Sometimes, however, Cupid goes on vacation, or takes a long nap, or kicks back for a marathon of Lifetime original movies. Instead of waiting for the capricious arrow slinger to get back to work, people are increasingly joining online-dating sites to assert some control over their romantic lives. For millennia cultures have invented practices to fulfill the evolutionary imperatives of mating and reproduction. OnLove - Digital Love: Looking for love on virtual-reality Web sites.

A recent study by four academics, including professors from Harvard Business School and Duke University, suggests that online dating sites regularly leave users disappointed because they present potential matches as a rundown of characteristics -- age, race, religion, income -- that in no way embody the full measure of a person.

OnLove - Digital Love: Looking for love on virtual-reality Web sites

Vitamins and laundry detergent, they assert, are quantifiable things that can be purchased with reliable satisfaction through the Internet. Romantic partners, however, must be experienced to be properly evaluated, like a restaurant or a perfume. But the authors don't predict the demise of online dating. They just think singles might be better served looking for love with a little help from their avatars.

That would put Jill Stewman and Algie Bhoomz ahead of the curve. Stewman and Bhoomz first "met" late last fall on, a virtual-reality site designed to mimic Amsterdam's freewheeling red-light district. Soon she was visiting the site every day. Talking With the Girl Who Accepted an Instagram Marriage Proposal. On January 2 of this year, Neil Parris created an Instagram account called @thestoryofjennaandneil as a way to propose to his girlfriend, Jenna Caine.

Talking With the Girl Who Accepted an Instagram Marriage Proposal

The effort was a success and Parris, a 35-year-old digital-media executive, and Caine, a 32-year-old recruiter who moonlights as a wedding singer, will marry on September 20 of this year, after a couple years of dating. The account unfolds like a slideshow of their relationship, ending with a note to look up as Parris proposed verbally, in person. Just as Diddy used Instagram to ask his long-time girlfriend if she liked a picture of an enormous diamond ring that he posted to his 3 million followers, couples are increasingly using social media as part of their marriage proposals. If Instagram and Facebook are the backbone of their social lives, it's fitting that couples turn to these networks as a way to realize important life milestones. So what is it like to be on the receiving end of an Instagram proposal? Teenage Love In the Digital Age. The new love rules: Even love letters have gone digital. Content provided by Windows Live (ARA) - For centuries, people have expressed their words of love and affection through love letters, a meaningful tradition that continues to this day.

The new love rules: Even love letters have gone digital

Though much has changed since the days of Shakespearean sonnets, love letters are still a personal and inexpensive way to show someone special you care. Today, jobs, family and jam-packed schedules mean that not everyone has time to sit down and pen the perfect sonnet - which helps explain the recent trend of love letters going digital. A recent survey of busy young professionals (ages 22-35) conducted by Microsoft indicates that more people are trading in calligraphy and scented stationery for e-mail and even text messages. The rising generation leads the way in digital love and lust. Twentieth century science fiction scenarios of computer sex and love are becoming real in the 21st century for the rising generation of millennials, who are immersed in computer games and online socializing.

The rising generation leads the way in digital love and lust

Having grown up digital, millennials are more likely than older cohorts to access it, experience it as real, and regard it as normal. In Havas Worldwide’s annual “Love & Lust” survey, almost one-third (32 percent) of 18-34s say that virtuality is reality, meaning that for them, what happens online is real. That’s a significant 13 points higher than the 35- to 54-year-olds (19 percent) and almost 20 points higher than the over-55s (13 percent).

Whenever sexual urges, needs, and questions come up, consistently more millennials than the older generations go digital. Almost half of them (46 percent) have visited or used online services with sexual intent, compared with 38 percent of 35-54s and just 20 percent of over-55s. Valentines Day comp 11-25 version final 2-12-13c - Monitor-Deloitte_The-Business-of-Digital-Love_v2-1.pdf. Want A Marriage That Lasts? New Study Reveals Online Dating Leads To Lasting Relationships - Instant Checkmate's Official Blog. Of all the crazy ways people can find love, there is one surprising strategy that gives them the best shot at finding someone worth sticking with.

Want A Marriage That Lasts? New Study Reveals Online Dating Leads To Lasting Relationships - Instant Checkmate's Official Blog

Should you peruse the meat market at your local singles bar? Date the group of driven professionals at your work? Finally cave in and go on that blind date your mom wants to set up? Actually, according to a recent study, people looking to find “The One” should turn to a place you might least expect — online. What if None of This is Real?: Digital Love in ‘Her’ Theodore Twombly’s (Joaquin Phoenix) romantic obsessive attachment to his newly purchased operating system Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) in Spike Jonze’s Her (2013) mirrors the audience’s relationship to cinema. Theodore is our surrogate, and as we watch him become consumed by his passionate love for his computer, we are symbolically watching ourselves fall in love with cinema, one magical movie at a time.

As a result, the film forces us to confront our continued fascination with the fantastical, the imaginary, and the unreal. In his essay “Children, Robots, Cinephilia and Technophobia,” Bruce Bennett argues that “the child/robot couple is a means by which Hollywood cinema represents technology in general and, more specifically, the technological character of cinema itself,” (2008, 169). The film’s strength is its refusal to morally evaluate Theodore’s relationship. One such object is the feature film and its various forms. Her captures this tension. What do you think?