Relationships are hard enough. But the rise of social media — where sharing private moments is encouraged, and provocative and confessional postings can help build a following — has created a new source of friction for couples: what is fair game for sharing with the world?
If one half of a couple is not interested in broadcasting the details of a botched dinner or romantic weekend, Facebook postings or tweets can create irritation, embarrassment, miscommunication and bruised egos.
After a few relationship-testing episodes, some spouses have started insisting that their partners ask for approval before posting comments and photographs that include them. Couples also are talking through rules as early as the first date (a kind of social media prenup) about what is O.K. to share. Even tweeting about something as seemingly innocent as a house repair can become a lesson in boundary-setting.
“There is a standard negotiation that takes place in lots of relationships, but now there are multiple audiences watching,” said Lee Rainie, the director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, which explores technology and human behavior. “There will be awkward moments, even more so if that negotiation is played out in public.”
Interviews with more than a dozen couples suggest that disagreements over how much to share are common.
Check out real life stories of couples and their relationship / social media ups and downs here…
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Ladies, I’m sorry I had to be the one to warn you BUT… The app that single-handedly will make cheating a breeze is here…and there’s nothing you can do about it.
A survey of 1000 women several years ago found out that, Three-quarters of the 1,000 women surveyed admitted they’ve looked through the call log of their boyfriend’s cellphone. Now just imagine how that number has increased within the past few years…
Everybody has secrets. Secret plans, secret emails, but what if a person could keep text messages via their iPhone secret for good? That’s right, no easy-to-guess 4-digit iPhone pass-code could do what this app is capable of – and you may want to get familiar with it before everyone learns about it.
A new iPhone app, Black SMS - (protected text), attempts to keep private SMS conversations undercover, by covering them in a black cloud until you’re ready to read them. The Black SMS app sends what appears to be blacked-out messages using Apple’s iMessage. When you receive a black SMS you then copy the message from your Messages folder, and then paste it into the Black SMS app to reveal what it actually says. Even if someone gets ahold of your phone and figures out the Black SMS message app, he or she still will need to know the password in order to read the secret texts.
Take a glance at what the secret texts would look like upon receipt in your iMessage box below…
Depending on how secretive you really are, this app could either be a god-send or a total waste of time. Considering that you can’t read your sms messages immediately, and that you actually have to go a step further with opening a password protected Black SMS app, I’m interested to see how many prying eyes fall prey to this relationship killer.
Check out the video below to see how it actually works…
So now that you know the app is available, what do you think? If you caught your boyfriend, husband or significant other with the Black SMS app on their phone what would you do? You better start thinking about it now, before it’s too late.
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Over the years, many relationships have developed and met their demise due to the “Facebook Relationship Status” option on everyone’s favorite social networking platform – Facebook.com. I personally know of marriages that have ended, and secret marriages that technically don’t exist online because of the Facebook Relationship Status faux pas. It’s not just for kids anymore…more of our parents, grandparents and more are using Facebook to declare their relationship status but don’t take our word for it…
Would you limit sharing your relationship status online?
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