Social information processing theory focuses on the social processes that occur when two or more people are engaged in communication, similar to theories such as social presence theory, social penetration theory, and uncertainty reduction theory.
What makes SIP different from these theories is its distinct focus on communication mediated solely by information and communications technologies.
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Invariably, you come back to the same old realization: “I need the advice of an economist. In a nutshell, my advice is to go big, beware the assumptions that will be made about you, put your money where your mouth is, and settle.
Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.
This theory is also guided by the assumptions that relationship development is systematic and predictable.
Through self-disclosure, relationships development follows particular trajectory, moving from superficial layers of exchanges to more intimate ones.
As a Western society, we have accepted relationships initiated from the internet.
Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey found 29% of Americans know someone who met a spouse or other long-term partner through online dating, up from just 15% in 2005.