How the Web Is Affecting Social Relations [STUDY]

Posted: July 6, 2010 in Business, Churches/House of Worship, Marketing, SEO, Social Media
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Most experts agree: The Internet improves social relations and will continue to do so over the next decade. And you thought the machines were going to rise up and murder us all.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center just released their fourth “Future of the Internet” survey, the topic of which was “The Future of Social Relations.” The opt-in study, which tapped 895 tech stakeholders and critics, essentially presented respondents with two differing world views:

“In 2020, when I look at the big picture and consider my personal friendships, marriage and other relationships, I see that the internet has mostly been a positive force on my social world. And this will only grow more true in the future. ”

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  1. pillowchats says:

    While that may be true, I think it is also making us less capable of socializing. We don’t know how to respond and act towards one another real time. We write a text msg only to delete it 50 times to make sure we have the perfect text. That’s not how real works. CNN did a study with similar results to what you are saying but it’s a laughable research.

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