Social psychology and internet dating
People no longer need to search on the streets to find casual relationships.
They can find them online if that is what they desire.
You Tube began the surge of video streaming sites in 2005 and within three years, smaller web developers started implementing video sharing on their sites.
An internet relationship is a relationship between people who have met online, and in many cases know each other only via the Internet.
Online relationships are similar in many ways to pen pal relationships.
This relationship can be between people in different regions, different countries, different sides of the world, or even people who reside in the same area but do not communicate in person. Michael Jaffe, author of Gender, Pseudonyms, and CMC: Masking Identities and Baring Souls, "the Internet was originally established to expedite communication between governmental scientists and defense experts, and was not at all intended to be the popular 'interpersonal mass medium' it has become", yet new and revolutionary devices enabling the mass public to communicate online are constantly being developed and released.
Rather than having many devices for different uses and ways of interacting, communicating online is more accessible and cheaper by having an Internet function built into one device, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and smartphones.