Internet paradox. A social technology that reduces social involvement and psychological well-being?

@article{Kraut1998InternetPA,
  title={Internet paradox. A social technology that reduces social involvement and psychological well-being?},
  author={Robert E. Kraut and Malcolm Patterson and Vicki Lundmark and Sara B. Kiesler and Tridas Mukopadhyay and William L. Scherlis},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={
          1017-31
        }
}
The Internet could change the lives of average citizens as much as did the telephone in the early part of the 20th century and television in the 1950s and 1960s. Researchers and social critics are debating whether the Internet is improving or harming participation in community life and social relationships. This research examined the social and psychological impact of the Internet on 169 people in 73 households during their first 1 to 2 years on-line. We used longitudinal data to examine the… CONTINUE READING

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