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The Internet From A Social And Communications Perspective

1468 words - 6 pages

Quality Schools International

Research Project

Atyrau 2010

1. Introduction
2. Statement of controlling purpose
3. Problem identification
4. History
5. Primary research
 Surveys
 Analysis
6. Secondary research
6.1 Structure of the internet
6.2 World dependency
 Organizations and corporations/ Commercial Internet
 Education
 Mass Share of the information
 Politics
 Safety (cybercrime, the web economy)
6.3 Impact on personality
 Specifics
 Identity, Anonymity and Role Modeling
 Internet addiction
 Personality conflicts (and reality vs. virtuality)
 Degradation of personality, mental problems)
 Multitasking
6.4 Social characteristics
 Variety of communication
 Social networks
 Internet culture, language and slang
 Impact on other ways of communication (abandoning other types of mass media)
 Safety
 Digital Nation
7. Analysis/ Conclusion
8. Bibliography
9. Works Cited

1. Introduction
Internet communications have a great impact onto our daily lives; it came to control and alter people’s lifestyle. And, having gained such an important place in our lives, it didn’t simply influence our lifestyle, but also our social relations and personal characteristics. The effects of such an extended influence are both positive and negative. Discussing the rapidly changing world of the Internet, constantly developing technologies and the place they hold in the lives of people will help to evaluate internet-connected problems of the modern society and suggest the solutions.
The estimated percentage of the internet users in world’s population is almost 24 %. During the last 8 years the Internet use rose for 338, 1%, at some individual places even for over 1000%. Statistics are impressive.
The Internet had given people broad number of expanding opportunities, literally wiping away boundaries and distances. It is also a massive source of data. Most of us can not see the life without the internet, others underestimate its value. Some people view it as a great evil, other see it as a great good. But the Internet proves to be neither of those.
The Internet is a global system, a huge cyberspace serving to thousands of users worldwide. It is a network of networks with different levels of access and different levels of security. And still, there are always people behind what happens in the cyberspace – the internet is what we make of it and how we use it.
Common users are not always safe from the dangers they are exposed to. And while there are numerous helpful and beneficial features one can find there, these good things are balanced out by the dangers one can encounter in the cyberspace.
Another point of concern is how people are absorbed by the Internet culture, how the concept of virtuality migrates into alternative kind of reality.
The goal of this paper is to explore and...

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