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A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE IMPACT OF THE INTERNET ON THE SOCIETY

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People, companies, and institutions feel the depth of this technological change, but the speed and scope of the transformation has triggered all manner of utopian and dystopian perceptions that, when examined closely through methodologically rigorous empirical research, turn out not to be accurate.

Globally, time spent on social networking sites surpassed time spent on e-mail in November 2007, and the number of social networking users surpassed the number of e-mail users in July 2009. Today, social networking sites are the preferred platforms for all kinds of activities, both business and personal, and sociability has dramatically increased — but it is a different kind of sociability. Most Facebook users visit the site daily, and they connect on multiple dimensions, but only on the dimensions they choose. The virtual life is becoming more social than the physical life, but it is less a virtual reality than a real virtuality, facilitating real-life work and urban living.

In order to fully understand the effects of the Internet on society, we should remember that technology is material culture.  It is produced in a social process in a given institutional environment on the basis of the ideas, values, interests, and knowledge of their producers, both their early producers and their subsequent producers. In this process we must include the users of the technology, who appropriate and adapt the technology rather than adopting it, and by so doing they modify it and produce it in an endless process of interaction between technological production and social use.

Our society is a network society; that is, a society constructed around personal and organizational networks powered by digital networks and communicated by the Internet. And because networks are global and know no boundaries, the network society is a global network society.

Since 2002 (creation of Friendster, prior to Facebook) a new socio-technical revolution has taken place on the Internet: the rise of social network sites where now all human activities are present, from personal interaction to business, to work, to culture, to communication, to social movements, and to politics.

Furthermore, globally connected online people are now more than a society. You can call it robotic society. Internet affects society as soon as it tries to meet the personal and business desires unethically. Those impacting societies in between personal, social, economic and political activities.

Society is influenced by educational resources, social media websites, web application, shopping sites, online business, internet marketing, research and automation of social skills positively and negatively. Many people can’t imagine a happier day without using the internet in their daily life. Why, because there are so many uses of the internet in our daily life. The biggest Positive impact of the internet on society is the popularity of social networks and social media websites. Societies around the globe are becoming stronger, developed and more intelligent because most technologies are interlinked with the internet.

With the help of Internet technologies now societies around the world are becoming stronger, advanced and become more intelligent.
In the current society, the impact of the Internet is now making political, social and economic changes around the world just because of there are billions of users like you and me are using the Internet on the daily routine.

Biggest positive impact of the Internet on society is it makes the communication with the people very fast and easy. Social media networks are the strong part of communication in these days, groups on social media are the great example of social connections and developing a different culture in society. Now peoples are not relying on the old way of communication which takes a lot of days to send their messages by postal. Now the Internet removes the physical barriers between people.

 

 

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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