The Internet has become an important means of managing the relationships that we have with others in our everyday lives. A recent survey conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) (University of Oxford), has drawn on a representative sample of over two thousand married Internet users to understand the role played by the Internet in their relationships.
The Institute's research on the societal implications of the Internet has a focus on the role of networks in social relations, including relationships within the household and family relations.
Questions included: how and where they first met their partners, their Internet use, their online behaviours, and attitudes to these behaviours (including what they considered to be ?acceptable behaviours? and monitoring activities). The survey forms part of the Institute?s research project ?Me, My Spouse and the Internet?.