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Primary and Secondary Grouping

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Once upon a time a social network only included the primary and secondary groups of one’s life. This is still true, however expanded to include another named: social media: Facebook, twitter and a host of others. One may have inquired that they are two distinct entities, one cannot be closer or farther from the truth. In in group settings, one has the primary group, that would consist immediate family members, ones that have an enduring relationship, shared activities and highly influential over one another. The secondary group would be one’s temporary members such as: schools, employments, or sports teammates. Regardless, of the grouping there will be conflict in both, however it is when the grouping overlaps each other the concepts of conflict resolution become blurred of primary or secondary. What was once a measured theme of conflict communications must extend it self for two distinct entities; Social Network and Social Media.

The Clash of Two Titans
There is one’s family, then there is one’s family, however the question today is which one is the primary? Considering today’s technology, one can be in another country yet be emotionally closer than another who resides in the same resident. If there is conflict in one’s primary grouping, why seek resolutions when there is another family in the wings waiting. Social media was marketed as a tool to bring distant family and friends together on a shared platform as if they were standing next to each other in the same room twenty-four hours access to each other. But awh, that Proverb’s warning rears its wise head: Familiarity breeds contempt; conflict pursues, and structured resolutions is warranted.


Types of Conflicts
Conflicts stems from fear, force, fair or funds. Fear is an imaginary concern based on an uncertainty degree of a future outcome. Conflicts are initiated and finished by a force either mental or physical action. Inequalities, one feels that they are exposed, the sense of moral fairness is a cause of conflict. Monetary or tangible items is the majority cause of conflicts. (Fao.org, 2017)


Primary Social Network Conflict Resolutions

Traditional social network analysis is presented in structural linage of the function of each entity. A traditional social network diagram focuses on a small family enclaved grouping, in the United States the average size of an American family as of 2016 is 2.53 people. (2016, 2017) This sampling of entities falls into the positive valencene ratio of resolution. According to social network methodologically conflict linage concepts, of outlining the components on the conflict and their influence. However, the best way to toachieve a social network conflict resolution is to prevent conflict, according to statistics there are only 2.3 average members of a household, so one would assume that conflict is not a huge factor, that thought would be different from the 40% to 50% divorce rate in the United States and subsequent marriages divorce rate being higher. Conflict prevention is a tool needed to help preserve the traditional social network. Let us start with the 5 basics structure of prevention and escalating of traditional social network conflict. (http://www.apa.org, 2017)


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