Le Racha Simon
Article Summary: Love Online
New Communications Technologies
This article had a very interesting point of view. This Mother describes her son’s first relationship via an online chat room. She continues the story of feeling the love without ever seeing the person he was dating. One of the larger obstacles was the fact that her father wanted to go through a certain line of communication before her son meet his daughter. They begged and pleaded and it was a skeptical sense of courting very different but yet similar how the Mother had her courting with her husband. Being that during her time there was no internet. When you have many resources at your hand it makes it extremely easier to remember information. So, her son had this pathway to connect with his girlfriend. But, overall some physical connection like speaking via telephone still had the biggest impact. Although the relationship didn’t last it has them some perspective as to what they wanted as fifteen-year teenagers because life just got in the way. Now, her son went on to have further relationships in person and online. Drawing the conclusion that growing up in the period where media is so accessible and it will constantly change we communicate and at the end of the day it will not be the same as an in-person interaction.