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The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

Discussion and Conclusion Historically, communication has changed based on advances in technology. New technologies naturally reduce or eliminate the use of some media and increase the uses of others. Previous studies that sought to assess the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in relationship maintenance found that the use of CMC did not result in less use of other channels of communication. This study arrived at a similar finding about social media versus other media in long-distance communication, by exposing that 57.47% of the participants communciate once or more a day through telephone, which is a conventional medium, not a CMC. However, the telephone is not the most used for remote communication, a total of 83.91% participants
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CAREER SERVICES USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

CAREER SERVICES USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

Overall, the survey results indicate a growing acceptance of the role that social media technologies can play in college recruiting and in career center operations. This is further corroborated by an impressive growth in the use of these technologies over the past three years. However, there is still considerable room for growth in how these technologies are applied. The survey shows that social media are being used by career center professionals in a relatively limited fashion. This limited application may be the result of privacy concerns connected with the use of social media in a sensitive interpersonal situation, such as career counseling. It may also stem from a lack of knowledge of the available tools and how these tools work and can be applied. All this points to even further growth in the use of social media among an accepting universe of career center professionals provided that concerns about privacy in the use of social media can be overcome and knowledge gaps in the use of these technologies can be closed.
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CAREER SERVICES USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

CAREER SERVICES USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

experience, although it is particularly pronounced among the newest members of the profession. However, the implementation of social media technologies on most campuses appears to be fairly limited, restricted mostly to producing messages announcing career center events to students, employers, and alumni. This limited application may be related to concerns about privacy connected with social media and a limited knowledge of how to use the technologies among career center professionals. The result is that social media has had only a modest impact on career centers and college recruiting, at least from the perspective of career center professionals.
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The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

The Use of Media Technologies in Long-Distance Relationships

Discussion and Conclusion Historically, communication has changed based on advances in technology. New technologies naturally reduce or eliminate the use of some media and increase the uses of others. Previous studies that sought to assess the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in relationship maintenance found that the use of CMC did not result in less use of other channels of communication. This study arrived at a similar finding about social media versus other media in long-distance communication, by exposing that 57.47% of the participants communciate once or more a day through telephone, which is a conventional medium, not a CMC. However, the telephone is not the most used for remote communication, a total of 83.91% participants
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Utilization of Social Media in Strengthening Communication in Long Distance Relationships

Utilization of Social Media in Strengthening Communication in Long Distance Relationships

Methods Research Design The purpose of this exploratory, qualitative study was to understand the distinctive experiences of how social media has had a positive influence on the communication and relationship satisfaction between partners who have experienced long distance. The qualitative design for this study was chosen because qualitative research looks to tell a story to help create understanding or meaning of a certain topic and can use words or sentences to represent the data (Grinnell, Williams & Unrau, 2016). In comparison, quantitative studies use variables that can be measured, analyzed and statistical significance determined (Grinnell et al., 2016). The researcher believes that a richer understanding was gained through exploring each individuals story in regards to how social media and web-based technology provided support despite geographical distance. As the literature review has stated, much of the studies have been focused on the negatives of social media and technology, therefore, the researcher found the importance of focusing on how this expansive topic can be viewed from a positive perspective and utilized as a tool for strengthening relationships.
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Facebook and Relationships: A Study of How Social Media Use is Affecting Long-Term Relationships

Facebook and Relationships: A Study of How Social Media Use is Affecting Long-Term Relationships

Degree: Master of Science in Communication & Media Technologies Term Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2013 (2131) Abstract An online survey was conducted where 255 respondents provided information about their significant other. Respondents answered questions dealing with elements of relationship satisfaction, Facebook usage, surveillance, and jealousy. Results indicate a correlation between Facebook usage and relationship satisfaction. Individuals with varying levels of Facebook usage were shown to have a positive correlation with jealousy levels in their relationship, meaning as Facebook use increased, jealousy also increased. Altman and Taylor’s theory of social penetration (1973) was used to describe the stages in a relationship from orientation into a relationship of stable exchange. This developmental theory illustrated the growth in relationship phases. Results found stage of relationship did not have a significant effect on the amount of surveillance within a relationship.
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Friend or Foe? The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Satisfaction and Jealousy in Long-Distance Dating Relationships

Friend or Foe? The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Satisfaction and Jealousy in Long-Distance Dating Relationships

Friend or Foe? The Relationship Between Facebook Use and Satisfaction and Jealousy in Long- Distance Dating Relationships In recent years, social media sites, like Facebook, have become increasingly popular as a means for maintaining contact within geographically distant relationships. Included within the scope of these geographically distant relationships are long-distance dating relationships (LDDRs). As LDDRs become more prevalent among college populations, college students in turn tend to use sites like Facebook to maintain and continue their romantic relationships. On one hand, while the use of Facebook can assist in relational maintenance behaviors and may provide increased opportunities for romantic partners to communicate (Nitzburg & Farber, 2013), sharing information and photos on the platform may strain long-distance relationships. Thus, through a cross-sectional survey, the purpose of this study is to examine how LDDR partners use Facebook and whether differences in use relate to negative consequences including relational uncertainty, jealousy, and dissatisfaction. Before specifically posing the predictions, it is necessary to review relevant bodies of literature including Uncertainty Reduction Theory, LDDRs, Facebook, jealousy, and relationship satisfaction.
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Extended Communication Efforts Involved With College Long-Distance Relationships

Extended Communication Efforts Involved With College Long-Distance Relationships

It definitely means that you have to clarify with the person. Like you can’t, you can’t use those cues. Like, maybe if they say something, when sitting face to face you might be able to tell, “Well, they’re not really sure about that.” [Instead,] you have to go by tone of voice, and ask them more questions to figure out what they’re really thinking. Our participants further shared that clarifying the intended meaning of statements is important, as it helps couples to alleviate and prevent misunderstandings. Disagreements naturally arise between all couples in relationships. Consequently, the need for clarity is even more important in distance relationships. Laura aptly summarized the experiences of most females we interviewed, as she described the additional complications that arise from misunderstandings or times when the boyfriend’s tone of voice does not clearly relay his intended meaning:
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Between you and I : Mediated love in long distance relationships

Between you and I : Mediated love in long distance relationships

In short, to answer the research question how Western citizens in committed long distance relationships are affected by the use of computer-mediated communication to help maintain their relationship: it can be concluded that people who use computer-mediated communication whilst in a long distance relationship are affected by this practice in a profoundly personal and intimate way as they continue to share their lives together. Sometimes they change their availability for the other to ensure they maintain a sense of autonomy. Due to the near-constant option of availability, they can contact their loved one whenever they want to and vice versa, creating the possibility of lessened autonomy and heightened uncertainty if no answer to a message sent arrives. However, media that create these negative aspects also helps ensure that lovers still share their lives together, even when they’re physically separated. Though personal autonomy and connections to their loved one create a personal tension for lovers, the added benefits of computer-mediated
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Student Independent Projects Social Cultural Studies 2015: The Role of Communication Technologies in Long Distance Romantic Relationships:

Defining Intimacy and Emotional Satisfaction

Student Independent Projects Social Cultural Studies 2015: The Role of Communication Technologies in Long Distance Romantic Relationships: Defining Intimacy and Emotional Satisfaction

Due to the parameters that must be placed on any research project and the time constraints around this project in particular, some potentially helpful and interesting areas of inquiry were left unexplored. For example, how long-distance relationships are maintained or why they decline is definitely an area of sociological inquiry that demands more research. Specifically, research is needed to examine why differences may exist in perceived levels of success of emotional satisfaction in both long-distance romantic relationships as compared to long-distance friendships. Also other than the one male participant in a same-sex relationship, all of my other participants were female. In addition, my research only had one mature (over 30 years of age) female in a romantic relationship so future research might use bigger samples in order to allow for internal and cross-generational comparisons. My study also lacks heterosexual males and therefore it could be possible that they use different maintenance strategies. Also my research only had one same-sex male romantic relationship participant, future research should include both gay, lesbian and other queer participants and should allow for middle aged LGBT
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The application of distance education media technologies by the University of Windsor to meet the needs of adult students.

The application of distance education media technologies by the University of Windsor to meet the needs of adult students.

.Audio A udio m a te ria l Is e f fe c tiv e in tra n s m ittin g in fo rm a tio n , providing ex p ert c o m m e n ta ry , suggesting a lte r n a tiv e th e o rie s , and encouraging student progress. Various learning ob jec tive s can be m e t in c o rp o ra tin g audio m a te ria l into th e course. Both A thabasca and th e Open U n iv e rs ity have found th e use o f in s tru c to r based audio m a te ria l on ra d io o r casse tte to be he lpful to th e ir students, and ea sily produced by in s tru c to rs . Th e U n iv e rs ity o f Windsor would have d iffic u lty d is trib u tin g audio m a te ria l on local ra d io since frequencies in th e im m e d ia te area are not set aside fo r this purpose, and radio a ir tim e would be p ro h ib itiv e ly expensive to purchase. D is trib u tio n o f audio m a te ria l on cassette is m ore feasib le and need not be g e o g rap h ic ally re s tric te d , but does re q u ire a lim ite d am ount o f pro d uction tim e . Costs o f du plicatin g and m ailin g fo r each student a re r e la t iv e ly inexp ensive. A udiocassettes allow students to study and listen a t th e ir own co nvenience, and to re p e a t d iffic u lt sections o f th e m a te ria l, but th e y a llo w just a on e-w ay p resen tatio n . Audiocassettes have a proven re c o rd o f va lu e in ed ucatio n, not just in the cases studied but also by th e U n iv e rs ity o f W a te rlo o most o f whose correspondence courses a re supported by au dio cassette "le ctu re s". D up lica tion o f this co rrespon dence/cassette fo rm a t fo r a c o m p le te program by an other O n ta rio u n iv e rs ity m ay not be advisable, h o w ev er, since W aterloo's courses a re a lre a d y reco g nized and a v a ila b le across Canada to students who choose this m ethod o f study. The U n iv e rs ity o f Windsor has th e te ch n ica l c a p a b ility
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Windows Media Technologies

Windows Media Technologies

{ Live streaming of satellite channel feed { Live stream only accessible on subscriptions of 1 day, 1 month or 1 year z Technical requirements { Use of DRM profile to encrypt stream in real time { License will use begin dates and expiration dates { Integration with client website

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To Promote or Prevent When Near or Far: Exploring Regulatory Focus in Geographically-close and Long-distance Relationships

To Promote or Prevent When Near or Far: Exploring Regulatory Focus in Geographically-close and Long-distance Relationships

themselves as being in a LDR began their current relationship being geographically- close; likewise, some individuals who classified themselves as being in a GCR may have once maintained their relationship from a distance. It is possible that these types of relationship partners differ from those whose relationships’ are, and have always been, exclusively geographically-close or long-distance. Similar to the notion of relationship history, developmental considerations were not tested for in the current research. Married couples have been found to use more prevention-focused maintenance styles than dating couples; similarly, there is a positive relationship between age and implementation of prevention-focused methods as means for goal attainment (Berscheid & Regan, 2005).
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SEND NUDES! Media Preference Choices for Cybersex Engagement in Long-Distance Romantic Relationships

SEND NUDES! Media Preference Choices for Cybersex Engagement in Long-Distance Romantic Relationships

The survey answers were downloaded from www.google.com and exported to an Excel- file. Every unique answer option was replaced, i.e. coded, with a unique number in Excel because SPSS requires data formatting in numeric form, see Appendix 3. The coded survey answers were then imported to SPSS. In SPSS, the corresponding answer option to the respective unique number was assigned under 'Values'. The measure for every variable was imported as nominal data given that much of the data could not be ordered in a numerically meaningful way. Therefore, the scale of measurement had to be corrected to ordinal data for the variables 'Age', 'Relationship Length', 'Geographic Separation' and 'Frequency' given that this data could be ordered in a numerically meaningful way, e.g. logically increasing time-intervals. Last, through filtration, it was ensured that only responses from respondents of 18 years and older who had been involved in a LDRR at some point in time during the past three years were included in the dataset, leaving a total of 240 unique responses. Based on this dataset, another dataset was produced, representing only the respondents who had engaged in cybersex with their partner in LDRR, including 162 individual responses. A third dataset was created in which the respondents' answers to the variables 'Medium' and 'Combination' were merged - so that the answer option 'a combination of two or more of the above' in the column 'Medium' was replaced with the answer that respective respondent chooses for 'Combination'. In doing so, it was possible to rank these answers according to MRT in one column named 'MRT Ranking' - ranging from 'video sex' with most available cues followed by 'voice messages and nudes', 'sexting and nudes', 'sexting and voice messages', 'phone sex', 'nudes', 'sexting' and 'other' with least available cues - and MST in another column named 'MST Ranking' - ranging from 'video sex' as most synchronous media followed by 'phone sex', 'voice messages and nudes', 'sexting and nudes', 'sexting and voice messages', 'nudes', 'sexting' and 'other' as most asynchronous media. By ranking the answer options, it was possible to change the 'Measure' in SPSS from 'Nominal' to 'Ordinal' given that the new variables could be ordered in a numerically meaningful way according to MRT respective MST.
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Mode use in long-distance travel

Mode use in long-distance travel

Many studies in transportation focus on travel mode choice and travel distances, but most of them exclude long-distance trips from the analysis, despite the fact that long-distance travel in Germany is responsible for over 50 percent of the climate impact caused by passenger travel (Aamaas, Borken- Kleefeld, and Peters 2013). Additionally, transportation is responsible for other ecological costs like land consumption. The ecological costs differ considerably between different modes. For long-distance trav- el, environmentally harmful transport modes like airplanes or cars are the most regularly used options. There is, in particular, no viable alternative to airplanes when a certain distance is exceeded. In most European countries, aviation is the dominant mode for travel distances greater than 400 kilometers (KITE 2008). A pronounced increase in travel of all kinds, for both personal and business purposes, can be seen throughout the whole world (Frick and Grimm 2014). According to Airbus (2012), plane trips measured by passenger numbers increased by 53 percent between 2000 and 2011. Due to increasing globalization and the development of new technologies in the mobility sector and in virtual mobility, it is expected that the transnational network will continue to grow and with it the importance of long-
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Skilling students in digital technologies using long distance controlled robots over the internet

Skilling students in digital technologies using long distance controlled robots over the internet

5.3(a) Methodological issues The main limitation to the methodology was the fact that the study was a trial that was conducted once and at only one Queensland school. The study needs to be replicated at other schools of distance education in Queensland and at other sites throughout Australia to verify findings. Another limitation to the methodology was the surveys. It is common practice in studies such as this, where a case study approach is applied, to use a pre-test and post-test (Babbie, 2014). The surveys that were administered at the start and end of the study were intended to serve this purpose; however, retrieval of completed surveys was difficult due to the fluidity of the student population at BSDE that resulted in a low response rate for the second survey. Also, the logistics associated with the operation of the LDCR system placed extra-ordinary demands on the researcher. As a consequence, the design of the surveys was compromised, resulting in a limited range of questions and an over-reliance on information gathered from short-answer and multiple-choice questions. In hindsight, the inclusion of a Likert scale, with seriated facial representations that corresponded to emotional states, would have been easier to administer, and may have provided more quantifiable data.
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Methodical Comparison of Alternative Powertrain Technologies for Long-Distance Mobility Using Germany as an Example

Methodical Comparison of Alternative Powertrain Technologies for Long-Distance Mobility Using Germany as an Example

With regard to the life cycle analysis of the resource demand, the KPI LCA resource demand results from the relation of the resource requirements to the globally available raw material resources. Critical raw materials, in particular, are the electrode raw materials of the traction battery, which is installed in various configurations in all powertrains. Graphite is the most widely used anode material in Li–Ion batteries. Recycled graphite is not recovered for use in batteries, so there is no recycling rate. Instead of natural graphite, synthetic graphite can be used, which is why graphite is not listed in the evaluation table. Lithium is therefore the most critical raw material for the production of a traction battery, despite the high recycling rates that can be achieved. Dysprosium (Dy) is used in the permanent magnets of PMSM machines and is also recyclable. 0.78 kg of cobalt is due after the deduction of secondary raw material recovery for a 75 kWh traction battery of a BEV in the state of the art. Cobalt is therefore the third most critical raw material of BEV technology. Nickel is an increasingly relevant component of the cathode material composition of traction batteries and can be recycled in this application. The high copper demand for the E|ROAD infrastructure is distributed among the vehicle fleet and recycling is taken into account, leaving just under 1 kg of additional copper requirement per vehicle. Therefore, copper is only the third critical raw material for the IPTEV powertrain. Platinum is used in the catalysts of the fuel cell and is very scarce. Some substitutes are already available.
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MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

Mobile devices Mobile computer and communication devices include not only notebooks that provide relatively small level of mobility. These devices are suitable only for transfers. Better mobility is given by mobile machines called PDA (Personal Digital Assistants). They use mostly operating system Pocket PC or Palm OS. The advantages are mainly small dimensions, relatively long working time, instant response to user commands, software and hardware extensibility and communication abilities. Similar devices are called communicators or smartphones. They are cellular phones with sophisticated operating systems like Symbian, Windows Mobile or Palm OS. These devices besides the communication services are capable of similar possibilities like PDA.
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Building Long-Term Donor Relationships in Nonprofit Organizations Through Social Media

Building Long-Term Donor Relationships in Nonprofit Organizations Through Social Media

confirmed that senior leaders post daily and respond to each comment received on Facebook. This strategy has resulted in increased public support from the community, necessary to obtain the funds for organizational stability and mission fulfillment. Process opportunities. The use of technology for tracking and formalizing data that senior leaders use for decision making and aiding in process improvement is an area of opportunity at Client A. Although senior leaders implemented the use of Bloomerang in 2019, a customer relationship management tool, the use of the platform is in its infancy. Participant 2 commented on the capabilities within the platform that leaders can use to leverage social media contacts, build donor and partner relationships, reporting, and data analysis. Additionally, technologies for inventory and volunteer management may be useful for senior leaders to secure data that they can use for obtaining funding, reporting the economic impact of Client A, assessing organizational performance, and making decisions regarding key work processes and products. Senior leaders at Client A embrace the need for additional technologies and organizational performance measures as indicated by their current strategic initiatives (Table 7).
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”DARLING, WE NEED TO TALK. SWITCH ON YOUR PHONE, PLEASE!” Patterns of Communication Channel Use for Self- Disclosure in Long-Distance Romantic Relationships

”DARLING, WE NEED TO TALK. SWITCH ON YOUR PHONE, PLEASE!” Patterns of Communication Channel Use for Self- Disclosure in Long-Distance Romantic Relationships

40 6. Limitations Several limitations of the study need to be acknowledged. In summary, the findings represent an underexplored phenomenon at the heart of communication within distance relationships. They challenge the common assumption that web cam calls, replaces FtF communication in LDRRs as conveying non-verbal cues to a certain extent and the simply “seeing each other” becomes possible. However, there were still various limitations in data measurement, study design, method and response. First, the design of the study can account for unclear results. Using a questionnaire for measuring self-disclosure and the choice of communication channels in LDRRs only gives insight in a theoretically constructed scenario and for the present time only. A questionnaire leaves room for uncertainty and dishonesty. Even though anonymity is given, people might not have responded in an honest way. This can happen consciously but also unconsciously as they might have remembered things differently or reflected an ideal scenario but not reality. In addition, it is also possible that participants have responded without having read the question thoroughly. And, as it lies in the nature of a questionnaire, it is not possible to ask the researcher to negotiate meaning but participants have to interpret each question on their own. That, of course, can cause misunderstandings. An observation could have been a better choice of method for a study like this one. Then, not only capturing real life situation and patterns would have been possible, but also observing couples within a longer period enables analyzing relationship escalation, reciprocity of self- disclosure and possible changes of patterns within a LDDRs.
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