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Does the Internet Make Us Lonely? - 0 views

  • Study after study has analyzed how our increased Internet usage is negatively affecting us.
  • CNN reported on in 2009 painted a grim picture, linking excessive Internet use with social phobia, depression, and other psychological problems
  • Stanford University researchers in 2005 warned that those who use the Internet frequently spend about an hour less each day interacting with their familie
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  • Such studies have made it sound like the Internet will eventually turn us all into bumbling, awkward, and socially inept creatures, unable to handle in-person interactions.
  • But now, IEEE Fellow Gerhard Fettweis says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
  • “Our world in 50 years will, of course be deeply influenced by interconnected networks of communicating technologies, but we will use them efficiently to synchronize personal freedom and professional responsibilities so seamlessly that we will have more spare time to spend with friends and family,” Fettweis adds.

Five Essential Skills for the Facebook Era - IEEE Spectrum - 1 views

  • In a new book, Howard Rheingold says social networks are changing the way we think
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