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Interesting social repercussions of Internet use.

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posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 08:48 AM
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www.abc.net.au...


New study shatters Internet 'geek' image

The typical Internet user, far from being a geek, shuns television and actively socialises with friends, according to a new study on surfing habits.

The findings of the first World Internet Project report present an image of the average Netizen that contrasts with the stereotype of the loner "geek" who spends hours of his free time on the Internet and rarely engages with the real world.


Interesting, rather a turnaround from the effects many were predicting from the expansion of the percentage of people online.

Also interesting to see how important online communities are becoming in China.

EDIT: It seems bad spelling is also a repercussion.


[Edited on 15-1-2004 by Kano]




posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 09:38 AM
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"Use of the Internet is reducing television viewing around the world while having little impact on positive aspects of social life.

I wonder what aspects of social life they're talking about. Because in the last part they're talking about the Chinese online social life.
And I also disagree with the little positive impact, lots of people use msn to contact family and/or friends that they have in real life. I know I do. Especially those that are abroad, instead of wasting money on long distance phone calls...



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:17 PM
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Interesting article.
It's interesting to see how it's affected watching television.
I haven't watched television, aside from movies on TV, in about 2 years. There is one show that I watch, but I download it the week after it airs. Cable is a waste of money. And yes, msn is great to talk to people who are abroad, especially with the voice chat, as well.



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:20 PM
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This situation can be connected to the one that happened a few decades ago,

T.V. took over Radio.

Now Internet is taking over T.V.

What's next?



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:21 PM
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yeha i dont watch the TV unless i am eating dinner inthe lounge room, or watching a DVD.



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by surfup
This situation can be connected to the one that happened a few decades ago,

T.V. took over Radio.

Now Internet is taking over T.V.

What's next?


Those dream machines being constucted by the Japanese!


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 05:00 PM
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You can't interact with a television (no, yelling at referees or umpires for decisions in sports doesn't count). But apparently you can interact with real live people sitting at keyboards at some big place called the internet.

Constructing a kind of social cyberlife is getting more common for people who are deskbound. It seems the venues to do it are growing in quality and quantity all the time. The impending commerciality of it all is a bit of a concern isn't it?

But hey, have you ever noticed how many teenagers are addicted to SMS text messaging on their mobiles? I know plenty of them who seem to have a need to be plugged in somewhere 24/7. Their pockets vibrate and get their itchy finger nerves pulsating, cheap thrills all day long. Is there some good in that?

[Edited on 18-1-2004 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 06:04 PM
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Do you know game ‘Tale in the Desert’?


A Tale in the Desert is a massively multiplayer online game set in ancient Egypt where players strive to build the perfect society. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) can only be played over the internet. Thousands of people can play the game at the same time from all over the world. This means that almost all of the characters you will see and talk to in the game are controlled by other people just like you, not by a computer. This interaction with so many real people makes MMOGs unique and fun.
A Tale in the Desert (ATITD) is the first MMOG to focus on a friendly yet competitive environment with absolutely no combat. The online gaming publication IGN.com said this about ATITD: “Never before in any MMORPG have I felt more like I was part of a team. In Egypt, we work together to build great things.” This doesn’t mean the game is without conflict but the excitement takes place in the race to accomplish goals before, or better than, anyone else. You’ll often need other people to work with you but watch your back; some people will do anything to reach the top first…
egenesis.centralserver.net...

My 12 year old son form the very beginning (beta) stage of the game is practically more in the virtual Egypt reality than in real life. If I asked him from where all your dozens of close friends are – he said – I don’t mind and I don’t know.
It is something absolutely amazing and kind of proof that one day we may have no borders anymore…



posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 06:19 PM
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Where the heck are us four eyed loner geeks with poor social skills going to go now!!




posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 06:26 AM
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What do they mean by typical internet user? not all internet users are chatters. Hell the only reason im typing right now is so i can get enough points to go into RATS.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by NuTroll
Hell the only reason im typing right now is so i can get enough points to go into RATS.


Don't bother, it's not worth anywhere near 3500 points.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 06:33 AM
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Heh...I of all people kow how good and bad the internet can get. It's teh basis of my social life, and I keep in contact with people all over the world. On teh other hand, I've had some seriously bad romantic incidents online. it's one of those double-edged swords, i suppose. I would probably die without my internet- I'm jacked in a good deal of the day. And the word 'otaku' is taking on new meaning online. In the beginning, it meant someone obsessed with anime. Now, it's taking on a more shadowrunnish meaning...

Ah yes, back to my enquiry: What think ye of online romance?

DE



posted on Oct, 8 2006 @ 02:29 AM
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In response to a question asked 3 years ago, I think online romance is shifty.
I suppose that's just all the stories you hear, but still . . .

It's intresting to find out that us nerds don't watch as much tv and hang out with friends more. But I DO spend hours of my free time on here. Damn you, ATS!



posted on Oct, 8 2006 @ 03:35 PM
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I have an interesting theory that incorperates the use of interenet and the logicistics behind it.

People have been programmed to be socialable about certain things in a public enviroment. Somethings you can talk about and others you cannot. Building relationships by chatting and socializing is awsome but technology is paving the way for a new way of thinking. A sort of freethnker that looks outside the bounds of the public domain and into the supernatural, government, religion, everthing is beeing discussed and more and more people are forming knowledgeable and informed opinions on a lot of subjects that MATTER. Instead of being brainwashed by Fox and American Idol, some are talking about how this world is going to be in the years to come and how to make it a bettter place for all. We are discussing solutions to our currupt government and how to change out monetary system to fit the needs of the many and benefit all of mankind. We are now starting to find real solutions because we are realizing we have the power to commuincate these things to each other to make a real difference. We did not have this power before and now that if being utilized for the benefit of society and new age of thinking will be inspired.

Bigitroy and malice will be earsed by the pure pleasure people get form seeing their family and community grow as well as the world. Depression and FEAR will be gone because we will soon all know that we are not hurting each other anymore. If I could go outside and Hug anyone I met on the street because I desire to hug and feel the warmth of someone else for no other reason than do feel good and make them feel good. That was being together and being within a society is all about. WE don't need to torture or hgate people. If we all had the mindet of MAKEING tomorrow happier and doing everything in you power to make life care free and interesting without gettting # face pissed off at something that does not really matter *and u all know what really matters in life).

A new state of glocal consciousness is forming into a pure and happy thing. People are starting to wake up like, I have. It all starts now. I am glad I could share this with you all.

We (humans/people) are starting to Grow together and it makes me warm inside lol



posted on Oct, 9 2006 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by DeusEx
Heh...I of all people kow how good and bad the internet can get. It's teh basis of my social life, and I keep in contact with people all over the world. On teh other hand, I've had some seriously bad romantic incidents online. it's one of those double-edged swords, i suppose. I would probably die without my internet- I'm jacked in a good deal of the day. And the word 'otaku' is taking on new meaning online. In the beginning, it meant someone obsessed with anime. Now, it's taking on a more shadowrunnish meaning...

Ah yes, back to my enquiry: What think ye of online romance?

DE



Deus Ex,

On line romances...its up to you to weed out the wildlife and get something worthwhile whether on line or face to face. If you romance seriouisly..you will eventually want to come face to face.
You can do as good or bad out on the street, in bars/nightclubs, at church, school etc etc. Its up to you to help it to work or not work. On line is just another option.
Use it wisely,

Thanks,
Orangetom



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