TheInternet and Relationships
Thesis:Introduction of the Internet as a result of advanced technology hasled to poor relationships between people because of divertedattentions.
Online connections have substituted face-to-face contact.
The busy lifestyle has made physical interaction difficult
People use the network to defend themselves against loneliness as they use it to control the intensity of their connections (Turkle 236).
Technology makes communication easy is it can be engaged and disengaged at ones will (Turkle 236).
Innovativeness has reduced with increased use of technology.
Colleagues rarely talk to each other as they wait for presentations or travel since they spend most of their time e-mailing (Turkle 237).
People prefer sending an e-mail or leaving a voicemail to talking face-to-face (Turkle 237).
Little attention is paid to conversations that are initiated by technology
Online connections have made multitasking possible
People pay little attention to their conversations as they use the same time doing other things (Turkle 236).
Conferences have lost meaning as many people meet physically, but they are mentally away from each other as they are often tethered to their devices (Turkle 237).
Phone calls commitment has reduced with the increased use of the internet.
Getting time for making a call has become difficult as many people spend much of their time texting in cyberspace such as Twitter and Facebook (Turkle 237).
With increased use of the Internet, people pay more attention to petty things and forget the problems other people experience in the world.
The internet has made people be interested in personally relevant news and forget the experience of other people (Pariser 2011).
Use of the internet has allowed companies to control what people see, reducing their interaction (Pariser 2011).
Pariser,Eli. When the Internet Thinks It Knows You. TheNew York Times.2011. Web. December 30 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/opinion/23pariser.html?mwrsm=Eail
Turkle,Sherry. Connectivityand Its Discontents: Media and Society.1948.