Saturday, 7 November 2009

Study: Social Isolation and new technology: Pew Internet - Internet use leads to more diverse networks


EJC Media reports on an interesting study from the Pew Research Center, via AP: - source here.
"A new study confirms what your 130 Facebook friends and scores of Twitter followers may have already told you: The Internet and mobile phones are not linked to social isolation. Online activities such as e-mail, blogging and frequenting Internet hangouts can even lead to larger, more diverse social networks, according to the study released Wednesday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The study refutes research earlier in the decade suggesting that people's growing embrace of technology has come at the expense of close human connections. The Internet also hasn't pulled people away from public places like parks, cafes and restaurants — just the opposite.

The study, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points and accounted for differences because of age, education and other factors, also found that people now tend to use cell phones more than landlines to stay in touch with closest family and friends. (AP)"
Social Isolation and new technology - The Pew Report
The report is available on the Pew Centre  as a PDF, here,  and also onscreen, here 

About Pew Research Center
From the Pew Internet site : 'The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.

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