Social Media In The News: Weddings, Divorce, Parenting and Porn

We live in an age when it’s possible to have a social media guru take your wedding viral just as online snark about celebrity divorce sinks to a whole new level. All the while, access to adult content is only becoming easier for everyone, including those who are underage. But not everything on the internet is depressing this week; a simple question on Facebook yielded some fascinatingly diverse responses from a wide range of working and stay-at-home moms.

Social Media Wedding Strategists?
You pick out the flowers, the perfect dress, find the right cake and determine… the perfect hashtag for your wedding? It’s a whole new crazy world when it comes to spending exorbitant sums of cash on nuptials when you’re dropping $3k on a personal social media consultant for the big day.
[CTV News]

‘Conscious Uncoupling’ Sparks Online Frenzy
It’s no surprise that when Gwyneth Paltrow announced she and Chris Martin were splitting, it sparked a flurry of online discussion. However, the reaction to the term ‘conscious uncoupling’ has been nothing short of explosive – ultimately resulting in more than a few creative memes and explosive conversation threads.
[Globe & Mail]

Kids, Social Media & Pornography
Parenting isn’t getting any easier – especially when many kids care more about the impression they make on their online friends than on their ‘real life’ friends. With over 80% of parents unsure of how to deal with social media, somehow we need to figure out a better balance – for the whole family – between wired in and unplugged.
[Time]

Reflecting on Stay-At-Home Parenting
Deciding to go back to work or to stay at home is a big decision for any new parent – a decision that can be polarizing depending on who you talk to. When this journalist turned to Facebook to ask whether, in hindsight, her followers would choose the same route again, the responses were surprisingly varied and ultimately showed there are more than two sides to this story.
[New York Times]

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by

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