People be more friendly in virtual space
From college students in each other's Facebook pages published massive post, social scientists have seen an important phenomenon: the time spent online can help people learn to know better in real life, empathy, to pay more friends.
More and more studies show that heavy use of text messaging, e-mail or posting on social media sites social networking aspect is beneficial. These studies with the past in our minds a child sitting alone in front of the computer or the Internet just the opposite impression of being bullied.
Several recent studies found that, in addition to some practical aspects of social benefits such as expanding the network of relationships, the digital communication line on the line that people can have more and better friendship, more honest in relationships, faster and people close to and enhance the sense of belonging.
The University of Kansas in Lawrence of media studies professor, said Nancy Baym, general, technology seems to further strengthen the real-world relationships, because people are using digital means of communication and the main line instead of the closest people and stranger interaction. Nancy Baym, Ph.D., and her colleagues in 2009 in Information, Communication & Society magazine, published a research report, said digital communication link between the tension of the people.
Some studies show that technology-driven exchange for those who shy or nervous in social situations were particularly helpful. These researchers are concerned about online social communication of intensive psychological impact, rather than a large gathering of people's psychological impact.
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