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Sociability of Internet versus TV
Identifier:
2012.SCR.22
Format
Screen capture from eBook
Date available
2002
Date captured
April 22 2012 at 21:30:38
Rights
© 2002 Barry Wellman
Source

Wellman, Barry, and Caroline A. Haythornthwaite. The Internet in Everyday Life. Malden, MA, USA: Blackwell Pub., 2002. 231-2.  Adobe EPUB.

Description

It is much more difficult for the Internet to become a background activity.  Futhermore, TV sets are often in central locations in the home - living rooms or family rooms, for example - while computers are often in more private spaces where interruptions are less likely to occur.  It also seems much less likely for Internet use to be a group activity.  Figure 7.1 shoes evidence of the uniquely isolating effects of the Internet.

Related Entity
Barry Wellman (creator)
Related Collection
Internet Psychology Assets