To be published in the special issue on " The Internet in Everyday Life " Abstract How does the Internet affect social capital? Do the communication possibilities of the Internet increase, decrease, or supplement interpersonal contact, participation, and community commitment? Our evidence comes from a 1998 survey of 39,211 visitors to the National… (More)
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The CD++ tool was created to simulate complex physical systems using a cell-based approach. The original visualization facilities of this tool were too limited. We extended them using VRML in order to provide a 3D graphical interface to allow the users to analyze execution results with ease. The tool was built using a client/server architecture, therefore,… (More)
How does the connectivity afforded by new communication and transportation technologies affect entrepreneurs' geographic and social closeness to each other? Using qualitative and quantitative evidence we analyze how Chinese Canadian entrepreneurs combine the Internet and airplane travel in their business activities. Our results show that the use of new… (More)
(Data Available) Communities started changing from groups to networks well before the advent of the Internet. Initially, people believed that industrialization and bureaucratization would dissolve community groups and leave only isolated, alienated individuals. Then scholars discovered that communities continued, but more as sparsely-knit,… (More)
The Possible Importance of Place The Internet presents a paradox of place. On the one hand, it is the principal means by which the " global village " communicates – to use Marshall McLuhan's evocative phrase (1962). Its ability to connect people at the speed of light reduces the importance of spatial distance. As long as people and organizations are on the… (More)
Studies on the mental health implications of social media have generated mixed results. Drawing on a survey of college students (N=513), this research uses structural equation modeling to assess the relationship between Facebook interaction and psychological distress and two underlying mechanisms: communication overload and self-esteem. It is the first… (More)
OBJECTIVE There may be great potential for using computer-modeling techniques and machine-learning algorithms in clinical decision making, if these can be shown to produce results superior to clinical protocols currently in use. We aim to explore the potential to use an automatic, data-driven, machine-learning algorithm in clinical decision making. STUDY… (More)