The internet and social life.

  title={The internet and social life.},
  author={John A. Bargh and Katelyn Y. A. McKenna},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
The Internet is the latest in a series of technological breakthroughs in interpersonal communication, following the telegraph, telephone, radio, and television. It combines innovative features of its predecessors, such as bridging great distances and reaching a mass audience. However, the Internet has novel features as well, most critically the relative anonymity afforded to users and the provision of group venues in which to meet others with similar interests and values. We place the Internet… 

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