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Online Dating As A Strategic Game

RRP $354.99

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Based on a study using online ethnography as the major research method, this book explains why and how men in Hong Kong use QQ-an online instant messenger-to "chase" women in mainland China, especially in the neighboring city of Shenzhen. Chasing women through QQ is a reciprocal exchange process during which the resources to be exchanged in the interaction are not negotiated. Rather, the men provide resources to the women, hoping for rewards in return that are not guaranteed. This characteristic of the exchange makes men who chase women through QQ very strategic in their action. They try to maximize the rewards and minimize the costs by adopting myriad strategies, such as constructing an attractive online identity by strategic self-presentation. The role of emotions in the exchange process is also examined. Men learn the emotional norms through the online forum, but sometimes it is difficult for them to control their emotions; some men fall in love when they are not supposed to. As it happens, they have failed to calculate the costs and rewards rationally in that they may provide too many resources to the women without getting enough rewards in return.

This book provides original insights into the thought processes, motivations, desires, anxieties and risks of Hong Kong men seeking short-term sexual relations with women on the mainland. These insights are highly relevant to our understanding of the quickly evolving use of social media, a phenomenon of worldwide importance and deep implications.


Cupid's Guide To Online Dating

RRP $16.99

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It's hard to believe that in a society with 1 in 4 relationships starting online, there are so few guidebooks to online dating.

You don't have to settle for being alone anymore when the answers to finding your soulmate are accurately, yet humorously covered in Cupid's Guide to Online Dating.

From setting up your profile to mastering the first date, if you've ever wondered what it takes to successfully find love online, Cupid's Guide to Online Dating is for you.


Online Dating As A Strategic Game

RRP $354.99

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

Based on a study using online ethnography as the major research method, this book explains why and how men in Hong Kong use QQ-an online instant messenger-to "chase" women in mainland China, especially in the neighboring city of Shenzhen. Chasing women through QQ is a reciprocal exchange process during which the resources to be exchanged in the interaction are not negotiated. Rather, the men provide resources to the women, hoping for rewards in return that are not guaranteed. This characteristic of the exchange makes men who chase women through QQ very strategic in their action. They try to maximize the rewards and minimize the costs by adopting myriad strategies, such as constructing an attractive online identity by strategic self-presentation. The role of emotions in the exchange process is also examined. Men learn the emotional norms through the online forum, but sometimes it is difficult for them to control their emotions; some men fall in love when they are not supposed to. As it happens, they have failed to calculate the costs and rewards rationally in that they may provide too many resources to the women without getting enough rewards in return.

This book provides original insights into the thought processes, motivations, desires, anxieties and risks of Hong Kong men seeking short-term sexual relations with women on the mainland. These insights are highly relevant to our understanding of the quickly evolving use of social media, a phenomenon of worldwide importance and deep implications.


Unlocking The Online Classroom

RRP $18.99

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Research suggests that a majority of students taking online college classes fail to succeed in those classes. While there is no simple formula for success, there are ways to improve your odds. Whether currently enrolled or only thinking about taking online college classes, you need the information provided in this book. An understanding of how best to prepare to be an online student, including understanding the realities behind the most common misconceptions about online learning is the key to unlocking the online classroom. All prospective online students need to understand very specific things before selecting an institution for their online education. Consider the following: * Are you prepared to become an online student? There are distinct differences between online and face-to-face college class expectations. Do you know what they are? We will discuss the importance of understanding, accepting and meeting online class expectations and how failure to do so will affect your grades. * Why is accreditation important and what does it mean for you? You will not only learn why it is important but how to determine whether an institution's accreditation is valid and meets your needs. * Common misconceptions associated with online learning can create problems for new online students. We will explore and discuss the ten most common myths about online learning and teach you to use them to your advantage. * What are the most typical communication problems faced by online students? You will learn how to recognize and resolve them before they happen. * Do you know the most common negative behaviors that lead to bad grades? Learn what they are and how to avoid them like the plague. * Learn to improve motivation, focus, time management, and study habits. * Learn the best way to approach an online instructor's boss if problems arise.


Cupid's Guide To Online Dating

RRP $16.99

Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!

It's hard to believe that in a society with 1 in 4 relationships starting online, there are so few guidebooks to online dating.

You don't have to settle for being alone anymore when the answers to finding your soulmate are accurately, yet humorously covered in Cupid's Guide to Online Dating.

From setting up your profile to mastering the first date, if you've ever wondered what it takes to successfully find love online, Cupid's Guide to Online Dating is for you.



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