TechCrunch has a new column #Love which is "a new column on TechCrunch dealing with digital matters of the heart. It explores our relationships, their relationship with technology, and all the gory details that come with it." I think this could be really fascinating - there are so many entirely new scenarios continually thrown up by the next form of digital media that parents and other "mentors" only a few years older, simply have no experience of.
The quote below is a great example; I have not experienced what it means that someone you are in a relationship with is on a dating website; clearly it's not good but what advice should you give?
Natalie, age 27, in treatment for panic disorder, struggles to manage her symptoms in response to dating, both on and offline. “I have no idea what I’m supposed to think when the guy I’m dating is ‘online now’ whenever I check his profile on the site where we met. When we’re actually together I can’t stop thinking about it, and it’s totally undermining my confidence. I feel like a loser for checking and there’s no way in hell I’m going to ask him about it.”