Social media has enabled PAIRS Foundation to advance their mission to help create a safer, saner, more loving world in ways the longtime industry leader in marriage and relationship education couldn't have imagined 30 years ago.
More than 100,000 people are now connected to PAIRS Foundation on Facebook.
Websites offering evidence-based marriage and relationship skills exercises are helping couples worldwide discover that beating holiday stress can be just a click away.
Relationship educators are increasingly turning to Facebook to help couples and singles learn to give and get more hugs through online skills building exercises.
More than a dozen recent violent acts have been preceded by online public postings. Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and other mega online communities can save lives with a rapid response system to notify emergency, crisis, or law enforcement when users threaten violence against themselves or others.
Are international groups such as WikiLeaks and social media giants like Facebook making secrets as obsolete as phone books, floppy disks, and music stores? As many await Julian Assange's release of volumes of secret diplomatic memos on WikiLeaks, a future without secrets looks increasingly likely.
For many, Facebook has become associated with intimacy – feeding a hunger for human connection among those who delight in the virtual façade of community, friendship, and perhaps even love from moments shared in a digital world in which time, geography, and the multi-faceted, multi-dimensional aspects of relationship seem to disappear.