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  • Are a few extra episodes worth your relationship?
  • Are a few extra episodes worth your relationship?
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How new media are changing relationships

Digital media have transformed leisure time with friends and family, with on-demand entertainment enabling people to bond with others on their own schedule. But with Netflix cheating and video game griefing increasingly common issues, do we need a new guide on social and technological etiquette?

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From Netflix binges to co-op gaming, new media have changed how we spend leisure time with our friends and family. The days of the whole tribe sitting around a TV for the weekly broadcast of their favourite show are vanishing; between 2011 and 2016, the time that 18- to 24-year-olds in the US spent watching traditional TV fell by ten hours a week. This is no doubt due to the influence of digital video and on-demand platforms, with half of US TV households now signed up to a streaming service. [1]

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