Social Media Minefield: Part II

    Congressman Anthony Weiner admits to sending lewd photos through Twitter and text messages.

    Former Congressman Chris Lee posed for a Craigslist ad.

    It has many couples asking, “Is an online flirtation crossing the line?”

    FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern explores the topic in our special series on the “Social Media Minefield”…

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    It used to be couples would start a courtship at a bar.  Now…

    “We actually met through a Hotmail classified ad.”

    Shonali Burke is a social media professional, and believes Twitter and Facebook can have a human touch.

    “There is a human being at the end of that line at the other side of that computer screen.”

    Social media is also a new platform for sending racy messages or photos…

    “Technology may not be flesh, as in you can physically touch the other person, but it is a nowadays version of a way to connect with another.”

    Psychotherapist Dr. Karen Ruskin argues “sexting” is cheating…

    “If you do not feel that you would do this in front of your partner, then that is cheating.  Hence, sexting is cheating.”

    Does social networking encourage cheating?

    “That desire, that urge is there.  The technology provides an easier way to do it.”

    And, Dr. Ruskin warns, an easier way to get in trouble…

    “If you do something enough times, eventually, one of those times you’re going to be caught.”

    Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.


    You can listen to Part I in our special “Social Media Minefield” series HERE.

    Follow @foxnewsradio‘s Jared Halpern (@JaredHalpern) on Twitter.