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      Effects of social media on relationships in Lebanon: A study case for Lebanon

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      Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019 (POM2019)

      Politics of the Machine

      11-14 June 2019

      Social Media, interpersonal communication, internet addiction, social comparison

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            Abstract

            Modern technology provides great access to information. With the development of communications technologies, the nature of information changed from retrieving simple documents to accessing visual-based social media, digital platforms, video-streaming, and music. In that process, search engines and social media platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on, are used to locate information and to connect with other people, and businesses. It is a platform to learn more about people we associate with and expose aspects of our lives that were previously hidden such as dates, family gatherings, nights out and so on. It is also affecting our relationships with friends and family members. This study aims to investigate the effect of social media and technological tools on the relationship between couples and among family members in Lebanon. We examine whether people are becoming more interested in technology than in people around them and consequently are losing real-life connection. The study is based on the time spent on social media, its effect on the relationship, and how much it contributes to marital problems, emotional disrespect, cheating, breakup, divorce, and others.

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            Conference
            June 2019
            June 2019
            : 48-53
            Affiliations
            [0001]Lebanese International University

            Beirut, Lebanon
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/POM19.8
            99c29089-04a4-4132-bba6-0f0718694030
            © Ghaddar et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of POM Beirut 2019

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            Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019
            POM2019
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            Beirut, Lebanon
            11-14 June 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Politics of the Machine
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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