The Internet as Source of Community

A new study by the Pew Internet Project
finds that the Internet can be a source of community when people are under
stress and activate their e-mail contacts to help them through.

A new study by the Pew Internet Project finds that the Internet can be a source of community when people are under stress and activate their e-mail contacts to help them through. It’s been my observation that people whose mobility is restricted for physical reasons employ the Internet as a helpful aid to interact with the world. I’ve seen loved ones use the Internet to sustain on-going relationships with friends and family, stay abreast of new information about their interests and use the Internet for shopping and to transact business.

Internet relationships are different from face-to-face.

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