Over the past years, Facebook has garnered millions of users across the world. Users can perform many activities via the social network, such as connecting with family and friends, uploading photos, viewing others’ profiles, and meeting new people. However, Facebook has also constantly been mentioned as a catalyst for the increasing divorce rates in America. In 2009, Facebook was blamed for 20 percent of divorces (Ziegler, 2012). According to a divorce-online survey, Facebook was cited in 33 percent of divorce reports in 2011 (Ziegler, 2012), showing almost a 50 percent increase in two years. In Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin’s article, “How Facebook Can Destroy Your Marriage,” the author explains how Facebook can interfere in a marriage, especially those that are on the verge of divorce. Through Slatkin’s successful use of arrangement, metaphor, ethos, and pathos, the author is able to effectively convey the impact that social networks can have on a marriage and how Facebook can serve as a portal to infidelity, and ultimately, divorce.
The author arranges his argument into three main ideas and explains how/why each idea can cause conflict within a marriage. His first argument is that spouses often compare their lives to other married couples on Facebook. This can create resentment between spouses because it can cause them to feel that their marriage isn’t great as others. His second argument is that people can easily develop relationships via Facebook. Because of this, spouses who feel disregarded can seek “attention from the opposite gender” on Facebook and eventually find themselves in a “compromised situation.” His last argument is that a spouse’s ability to vent on Facebook can interfere in one’s marriage. Slatkin provides an example, stating
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Page 29, Question #2: What is meant by the idea that race, class, and gender are interactive systems rather than individual variables? Think about your own family of orientation, and take one particular aspect of your family life as an example. Discuss briefly how race, class, and gender act simultaneously to shape that aspect of your family life.
Race, class, and gender are all interactive systems because they are all strongly…
The world we live in is ever changing and evolving. Technology is in the fore front of our world and is constantly updating and becoming more relevant. One of the most used forms of technology is social network sites. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other similar sites bring people together like never before.
Social network sites keep people in contact with one another regardless of their distance. They are able to communicate as if there is no divide whatsoever. In…
media sites like Facebook has become a daily routine for many people all around the world that is affecting marriages. 56% of divorce cases involve one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites and 30% due to the use of Facebook (Barlette 1). This is where people can interact with their family members and friends by sharing pictures and expressing how one feels by updating their status. In the term of relationship, if someone’s significant other has a Facebook it can cause their…
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the 21st century, enabling people to engage with each other in radically new and different ways. In less than a decade, it has transformed how we stay in touch with friends, shop, network and gather our news. Many of the almost 1 billion users of Facebook — and the millions who use Twitter, or blogs — cannot imagine communicating without these tools. Hence, there is a great impact of social media on relationships, among people.
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Facebook is an online social networking service that offers people an opportunity to create a profile to better connect with the world. Upon joining the site, new users can send friend requests to other people. After someone accepts the friend request, they can communicate via messaging, photographs, or posting to one’s Facebook wall. One can simply type in any name and request to be their friend. But people do not realize the harm done involved with this network. Facebook has been…
Many people these days know what Facebook is. The social network site that took the world by surprise. Facebook is bad for this world. It is an extremely popular social network. The website was created February of 2004 and it has created spark ever since. Millions of people have a Facebook today or has a Facebook before. It is used by over hundreds of millions of people and counting. The creator of the extremely popular social network site is Mark Zuckerberg. It was launched through Mark’s…
Very significant to my generation, or at least very controversial, same sex marriage looks to finally be taking the progressive strides we all have been anticipating. Over the summer, the Queen of England, upon receiving the bill for same sex marriage, signed off on it almost immediately. The actual good news for homosexuals in England, however, is that the British parliament also signed off on the bill. Same sex Marriage is now legal in England.
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society was raised on. Though, today interesting enough many people approach the same situations in the same ways- even though times have changed. Filipovic’s biggest point is that women today are respected, adored, and above all- more than their marriage. The act of matrimony is about two people becoming one, yet it seems as if the “one” becomes only the husband. However, in today’s day in age, why should the woman conform to her husband’s last name rather than her own?
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our society. “Social Media is a technological web-based program, services, and tools.” (Kelly) In this day of age Facebook is a very large and common social media web-site that is frequently used. It has some pros and some cons. Sometimes good ideas can transform into a bad habit. Many believe Facebook is slowly turning into a burden that’s slowly taking over people’s lives.
Facebook has been around since 2004, but it was actually invented in 2003. A group of four, from Harvard had come up with…