Text, Twitter, Tweet… how modern parents monitor their teen’s digital activities

Today’s parents must navigate how, when and to what extent they oversee their teens’ online and mobile activities. Knowing when to step back and when to take a more hands-on approach is challenging. A new US report from the Pew Research Center on parents of 13 to 17-year-olds finds that parents take a wide range … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… how modern parents monitor their teen’s digital activities

Text, Twitter, tweet… Men tend to use text to avoid confrontation

Text as a casual method of staying in touch seems to be a good thing. Many people text to maintain the relationship however studies show that men and women generally text at differing levels of intimacy. Women do not generally text about severe subjects and men even less so. Men also tend to use texting … Continue reading Text, Twitter, tweet… Men tend to use text to avoid confrontation

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Smartphone etiquette: Consider those a round you

We have seen how smartphones can enhance our lives, but there is a fine line where use can be perceived as antisocial, causing arguments and endanger those around us. We are all increasingly enthusiastic users of this technology and doing so across a growing range of social (and solo) situations, always or very often when … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Smartphone etiquette: Consider those a round you

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Changing how couples connect emotionally

Social media has changed the daily lives of couples by: How they stay in touch with others (and reconnect with people); The way couples make friends, how they find acquaintances and how others find partners by connecting with people anywhere in the world; How couples do business, how businesses connect to buyers and potential buyers; … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Changing how couples connect emotionally

Text, Twitter, Tweet… For children, this obsession can start early but needs to be tackled by parents

A recent study claims that there is anecdotal evidence of parents needing to lock away their children’s devices for fear of midnight video watching, texting, and gaming. According to the Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016 - we are fast becoming (if not already) an always-on mobile society. Our addiction to our favourite device and … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… For children, this obsession can start early but needs to be tackled by parents

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Take breaks from electronic devices and make time for focused attention on one another

Couples are using the internet and mobile technology to communicate with one another, to keep up-to-date with information and news about others. Combined with the ease of access to these communication mediums and their instant and constant influence over couple relationships, its presence and impact cannot be underestimated or ignored. With over 62% of Australian … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Take breaks from electronic devices and make time for focused attention on one another

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning

Engaged couples are typically embroiled in the countless details of planning their wedding service and reception. They are also faced with the pressures of a very high price tag. In many ways, planning a wedding provides the first big set of decisions a couple will make together and tests their ability to function as a … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Differences and disagreements are as inevitable in wedding planning

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

Social media has changed the daily lives of couples by: How they stay in touch with others (and reconnect with people); The way couples make friends, how they find acquaintances and how others find partners by connecting with people anywhere in the world; How couples do business, how businesses connect to buyers and potential buyers; … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: Being distracted by the wired world

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: it’s not just millenials who are obsessed with technology

The accelerating rate at which new technology is introduced to the public has created a divide between how different generations prefer to communicate – and not just with their friends and family. Millennials, those born between 1980 and 1994 have penetrated the workforce, and their increases in income has resulted in $200 billion in annual … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: it’s not just millenials who are obsessed with technology

Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The phone is driving a wedge into our relationships

Smartphones have moved front and centre, across many of our relationships for better and in some cases, for worse. A recent study looked at the relationship between the presence of mobile devices and the quality of face-to-face catch-ups (Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, 2016). The results, not surprisingly, found that conversations in the absence of … Continue reading Text, Twitter, Tweet… Couples, the Internet and Social Media: The phone is driving a wedge into our relationships