Caught in the web
Smart mobs has a link to some interesting research on our interaction with the internet – so, are you and the Internet a thing?
A new poll shows that nearly 1 in 4 Americans say the Internet could be a stand-in for a significant other for a period of time. Among singles, the percentage was even higher: 31 percent.
Read the full story at news.com
And Dilbert chooses this week of all (when I should be studying for my German exam scheduled for later today and instead, find myself surfing the net all day!) for this… (which also explains the sudden spurt in postr on this blog after a hiatus of three months)
Related to this, I found this piece on BBC on how Virtual worlds threaten ‘values’. The growing number of toy-themed virtual worlds aimed at young people risks undermining the basic human values we wish to instill in children. I see this as being the same problem as with adults – the temptation. and easy possibility, of not having to be responsible for anything at all – the anonymity of it all and therefore the to put self before all – it is after all, the equivalent of make-believe worlds that children tend to inhabit often while at play.
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