Blog 1

Online Love. I think that this article was really eye opening in that it shows how new communication technologies were able to connect with people all around the world instantly. What I found interesting was that even though they were able to send messages instantly to each other the article still mentions how they were sending hand written letters and food to each other even though they were hundreds of miles away. I found this interesting because they had to learn about themselves as well as each other from so far away. The article says that they were 15 at the time of knowing each other and I found this to be odd because it honestly shocked me. When I read that both partners were 15 years old I thought that it was kind of weird for both people to be taking such an interest in each other. Both were at an extremely young age and I thought that it was kind of scary for both of them to be making such risky moves and encounters like actually meeting each other. Thankfully for them everything worked out fine until they eventually out grew each other and decided to move on with their lives. I think this article helped me open my eyes to the dangers and benefits of using technology to meet new people and create bonds with other users.