Sociability, Interpersonal Relations, and the Internet

  title={Sociability, Interpersonal Relations, and the Internet},
  author={Norman H. Nie},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={420 - 435}
  • N. Nie
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Psychology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
During the course of the past year, at least four different academic surveys have been conducted, each focusing to some extent on the impact of Internet use on the quantity and quality of interpersonal communication and sociability. Remarkably, these studies arrive at starkly different conclusions regarding the social repercussions of Internet use. At the heart of this debate is whether Internet use can be a potentially isolating activity or one that leads to substantially greater communication… 

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