Internet Social Impact

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Internet Social Impact

        social impact: A. Alienation: Alienation from institutions such as the family,
        education and places of work may result from the following factors: Lack of
        face-to-face socialisation is turning into a considerable problem for those who
        have locked themselves inside the anonymity of their computers. Indeed studies
        have shown the tendency for people to become significantly stressed,
        depressed and lonely with each hour spent in the obscure world of Internet
        chatting. Because there is proof to substantiate the claim that the longer people
        spend chatting on the Internet the less sociable they become, a considerable
        amount of further research must be done to determine the extent of damage
        this has on society. It is clear that even though Internet chat rooms provide
        much the same interactive approach to socialisation, the social implication is
        that it gravely lacks the in-person connection required in order for people to
        develop acceptable social skills. This will also affect negatively the way young
        teenagers socialise with family members, friends and strangers in society. The
        reason of this concern is the closely-knit society that we live in; Arab society
        dictates strong interpersonal relationships whether be it with family members or
        friends. So as we can see, lack of face to face interaction will result in a fair
        amount of stress on the fragile Lebanese society, which a large part of it is
        based on an emotional relationship with each other, and as Patai wrote "the
        Arab nation as an Arab family".