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By Caroline Haythornthwaite, Barry Wellman

The web in lifestyle is the 1st ebook to systematically examine how being on-line suits into people's daily lives.

  • Opens up a brand new line of inquiry into the social results of the Internet.
  • Focuses on how the net matches into daily lives, instead of contemplating it as another world.
  • Chapters are contributed via top researchers within the area.
  • Studies are in accordance with empirical data.
  • Talks concerning the fact of being on-line now, no longer hopes or fears concerning the destiny results of the Internet.

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That the Internet is here to stay and spreading rapidly creates a pressing need to understand and prepare for its impact. The statistics available about the Internet, and those presented in many of the studies in this volume, document the rapid growth in use of the Internet. An “educated guess” (Nua, 2002) places the number of Internet users at 513 million for August 2001, up from 16 million in December 1995. ) The users comprise 181 million from the US and Canada (35 percent), 155 million from Europe (30 percent) and 144 million from Asia/ Pacific (28 percent).

Concerns about Social Interaction We cannot expect to add 16+ hours of Internet time a week to our daily lives (as do users with over four years experience; UCLA CCP, 2000) without changing some patterns of our behavior. As Nie (2001) questions, and as many of the studies in this book examine, when Internet hours are added to already full schedules, what things get dropped? , 1998, and Putnam, 2000 for INTRODUCTION 23 television watching). While UCLA CCP (2000) find that their users reported spending the same amount of time reading books and newspapers, and talking on the phone, Nie and Erbring (2000) find heavy Internet users cut back on use of all traditional media (television, newspapers, phone to friends and family), as well as shopping in stores and commuting in traffic.

In fact, it may be deepened, as citizens find new forms of connection outside the institutional realm. Thus, the Internet is the appropriate tool for networking, and for self-directed, horizontal communication. g. the worldwide web) why, after three decades of existence, it emerged from specialized communities in the world of researchers, techies, hackers, and countercultural communities, to catch fire in business and in society at large. Furthermore, if users are producers of technology, of all technologies, this is even more clearly the case for the Internet, due to the speed of its feedback effects.

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