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The Internet provides an outlet where individuals can interact with other individuals behind the screen, without knowing the other individual’s appearance. Such an interaction consequently makes the addicts lose real life communication skills, and even become socially withdrawn. On the Internet, emotions can be expressed with symbols (e.g.?) and specific words designated to convey a feeling (e.g. LOL). Hence, it takes away the need for using visual communication skills of the face, body, and hands. Without exercising these skills, they can weaken and may end up becoming expressionless, using only text to convey their emotions to others when meeting face-to-face. In addition, as an Internet addict spends more and more time online, they can become used to only communicating with typed words, and finding it difficult to talk to people in real life.
Originally posted by Gemwolf
Is the Internet that much different from Television? What would your response be if a friend told you that the Internet is nothing "more than a brainwashing machine"?
Originally posted by Interryanmilan
yes, it feels good doesn't it? i am doing the same thing! i am up to 4 months without watching t.v.!!
should i watch todays UEFA champions league final in rome or not?