Back way when, families would get together for holidays and they would be eating dinner or something and the family was always very close to you but now a days families can be miles apart, for ex. one family could live in Mississippi and the parents siblings could all live in a different state and then the parents of all these kids could live in a different state along with the kids, it's just people move all over for work or interest in the state or something and the only way for the family to communicate is to text or e-mail or video chat or anything else that they can do to stay connected to each other. I the olden days families were usually only a few miles away and if they were farther away then the family didn't talk to them that much, unless they visited because they couldn't communicate with them.
In modern days, unlike the past, families are spread all around the globe. This makes people have less contact with their own family members, who they don't even see very often, and be awkward when they see each other one day. "...using email and chatting software, connecting with family and friends who are far away geographically is cheaper and easier than calling or writing letters." Standford University said, and it is true. The price is way cheaper and takes much less time, which is a win-win situation. When we go out of the "family" situation, the Internet also can "gives both individuals and businesses more opportunities than ever before to extend their networks and reach out to people they may otherwise never meet.". Like this, the Internet brings people bring people closer together.
Families no longer stay in one area, they can be spread out not only across the country, but across the world. Without the internet,we wouldn't be able to stay in touch with them like I do now. The internet allows us to chat live, share pictures and videos, play games, etc. That's something that phone calls and letters just can't compete with.
Yes, the Internet does bring people together. I have been online since I was 16 years old and, ever since, I have been able to make new friends. I also am able to stay in contact with friends who have moved far away. It is a great thing to be able to chat daily with friends in Europe or other places in the world. Some say the Internet keeps you from people. But, I think it does bring your closer, because you can talk to each other more often and sometimes at a deeper level.
Some would argue that the Internet makes us more isolated. The truth is, however, that the Internet allows us to communicate across vast distances and find those with similar interests and hobbies. It also makes it easy to connect with friends and family who live far away. In this way, the Internet brings people closer together.
On the Internet, a person in the United States can talk to someone in Australia and Puerto Rico at the exact same time. People can become familiar with people from other cultures. The ease of sharing personal stories online teaches people that we're all more similar, than we are different.
First of all, to business, the Internet have given business people a much more a chance to manage relationships with their customers and clients more effective and quickly. In fact, conference online and chat services are implemented on the Internet have led to increase in opportunities for person-to-person communication anytime and anywhere. Most these things are quite cheaper than the cost of traveling long distances to meet and talk directly. Simply, workers just stay at home in front of computer screen and then remote access communication via the Internet. That is reason why a global company may have partners and customers from Europe, America or even in Africa.
yes i do beleive social media brings us together because i have family all over the world. its the way i stay i contact with them.
Certain social sites allow people to connect and communicate with their circle of friends more easily. Prime among these sites is Facebook, though other message boards and networking sites also achieve this. With these sites, people can share experiences, ask for advice, and stay in contact with people who have moved far away.
While there is less face-to-face interactions happening due to the Internet, there are many more interactions that would not otherwise be possible taking place, due to the Internet. Email and instant messaging allow communications to take place all over the world. Before the Internet, there was still the telephone. However, the amount of information and speed that it could be shared was very much limited.
The Internet can bring people closer together by the use of email, social networking sites, chat rooms, etc. There are infinite opportunities to blog and read the opinions of others. While it may not bring people physically closer together, it does allow people to find others with their same views or interests.
I believe the internet does bring people together. There are so many social network sites out there now like facebook, and twitter that you are able to find old friends from many years ago that you have lost touch with and these sites do bring you back together and closer to your friends and family. So by using the internet and accessing these sites I feel the internet is bringing people closer to each other.
I stated that the Internet bring people closer together because I have personal experience. If somebody moves from one place to another, he leaves his friends and makes new friends, so the best way to stay in touch with his old friends is to use the internet and all other tools that the internet offers.
My family keeps in touch almost every day through the internet, with e-mails, social networking, and photos. And with the Web camera I can even see family members at times. With families so spread out anymore, the Internet is incredibly useful to keep in touch, and much cheaper than phone calls, or even written letters. I do miss getting letters, but with my family all so busy anymore, they can quickly send off an email without having to write a letter and then see that it gets in the mail. It seems quite impersonal at times, but it's better than nothing.
The internet has changed the world as we knew it just 20 years ago. My son is in the U.S. Army serving in Afghanistan. Every day he and I are able to chat to each other on Yahoo for free. How amazing is that? Here he is in a combat zone, and the internet allows us to communicate on a daily basis. The can be no arguing the fact that the internet has made the world a smaller place.
Although not physically, the internet gives the opportunity for people from different countries and different backgrounds to come closer together. By interacting in different forums and sharing ideas, comments, photos, and beliefs, the internet provides people with a chance to bond. It has also become a way for those who already know one another to stay connected or to re-connect. It creates the ability for those who are physically distant from one another, remain intellectually and emotionally close.
Many people can come online to meet someone from the other side of the world. People can use Social Networking sites to communicate with others, as well as blogging on the Internet. You can also find your future soul mate on the Internet! Children play many Online games which allows them to communicate with others. The Internet is a great way to meet new faces.
The internet brings people closer together by promoting communication between peoples of differing cultures and geographic locations effortlessly. The internet allows users to see that regardless of lifestyle the basic components of humanity are the same globally. The free exchange of ideas that the internet allows helps each individual to reach a greater understanding of the world.
The Internet allows us to do business with people in other countries and right next door, in a way that has never been possible before. New friendships can be created through regular business interaction--and with the newer social networks such as MySpace and Face book, friendships, connections and "old flames" can be renewed and rebuilt quickly and easily.
The internet is amazing in that it can connect loved ones who are far away; and it can introduce strangers to each other. Through the internet people can now meet other people from all over the world. Similar interests can now be the things that bring people together; rather than geographic location. Family members who live far away can now stay in touch through email and webcams. Sites like Face book and MySpace also help connect people.
The internet helps to bring people together and helps old friends to stay in contact because of the ease of communication that it allows for. Social networking sites such as MySpace and Face book allow people to keep up with the lives of their friends, even if those friends live hundreds of miles away. Email is a great messaging system that works far more efficiently and conveniently than traditional snail mail as well.
Families no longer stay in one area, they can be spread out not only across the country, but across the world. I have a brother in China, a brother in Iraq and two other siblings 6-12 hours from me. Without the internet, I wouldn't be able to stay in touch with them like I do now. The internet allows us to chat live, share pictures and videos, play games, etc. That's something that phone calls and letters just can't compete with.
I really believe the internet brings people closer together. So many people can communicate with each other through internet forums, they can develop close relationships. People can reconnect with others through the social networks like Face book. It is so much easier to send an email than to send a regular letter, so it has improved communicating in that regard. And my son spent last year in Iraq and without the internet I don't know how I would have survived, if I had not been able to be in communication with him and know he was doing all right.
Yes, the Internet brings people closer together.
In modern days, unlike the past, families are spread all around the globe. This makes people have less contact with their own family members, who they don't even see very often, and be awkward when they see each other one day. "...Using email and chatting software, connecting with family and friends who are far away geographically is cheaper and easier than calling or writing letters.
Internet helps random people find people with the same hobbies way faster than in real life. It helps people with hobbies, which aren't so popular too. Those people who share that hobby get together and communicate and they actually feel like they belong somewhere, while they might not feel that way in real life. I find internet a very good way to bring people closer, as long as they actually get together and meet up at the end. That's the closest people can get, right? So I surely believe, that internet brings people closer.
The internet allows people for daily communication would be near impossible to actually have it. Family members are able to view pictures and stay involved in each other's lives. We are also able to make our world smaller by connecting and forming relationships with people all over the vast world.
In a separated family, to be always be with the children is quite impossible as the mother and father are either separated and divorced. If they both are remarried again their spouses may not like their partner to see each other freely again so the best way to be with the children they had in their former marriage is by the internet via facebook or other social communities.
The internet has been a global phenomenon. Through facebook for example, you can just easily communicate with your friend. You can find your old friends which you had lost touch with and still talk to them. You can make cyber friends. They are usually really kind and useful. Imagine yourself in a situation in which you are in the depressed state and no one you know can help you. Usually cyber friends helps in these.
Yes of course you can use Facebook and Twitter to talk to your friends if they move away or you haven't seen them in a long time, but there are some mean things out there that can tear a person apart piece by piece and the good things don't make up for that.
Yes, I believe that the internet brings people closer together in more than one way but there are many ways that may drive them apart, such as cyberbullying, isolation, and also the fact that this technology is the reason why family has only 8 hours together per week. Cyberbullying has been the cause of many deaths in America (approximately 2.5 billion deaths per year) which have tore many families apart. The internet also encourages isolation from the things and people around themselves which also causes less time with family (8 hours per week) and is the reason why family has less time together. The internet may bring the family together, but it also tears them apart.
For all you on the opposite side of my choosing, let me ask you one question.. When you talk to a "friend" on Facebook, or text them, or use instant messaging, you can talk about, pretty much anything right? Well what about in face-to-face contact. Would that change anything? You might say no, but don't lie to yourself. We (including myself) have attached this "false emotional content" into our devices. We say things through texting/Instant messaging that we can't say in person, which gives us a sense of excitement. So of course, you get addicted to this object.. And soon, you aren't able to get off it. Soon, our social skills will be completely flushed down the toilet. I know mine are getting there.
- sincerely an 18 year old female terrified for the becoming future.
Most people I know would rather stay at home and talk to strangers or play computer games rather than socialize with family, spend time with kids, play games, fish, camp or anything else. Somehow the normalcy of life has been lost. I use the computer as a learning tool, and for communication too...But it seems there is way too much of a good thing. :(
There are two main reasons that the Internet does not bring people closer together. First, it eliminates interactions. Second, it dehumanizes communication. By searching on the Internet for places to eat or shop, they eliminate conversations that used to be held between friends and family. Then, when there are conversations on the Internet, because of the lack of face time, there is so little substance that no lasting connection is made. Also, these conversations tend to not be genuine, because people will say things online without thinking, which, as social creatures, is not the way we were set up to interact. In conclusion, I feel the Internet makes people more isolated and jaded towards their fellow human beings.
The internet perception of a person is who they want the rest of the world to see. Closeness with other people does not develop based on what people say about themselves. People begin to learn things such as mannerisms and other qualities that are not put into words. It is true that more people can stay in contact through the internet, but close friends and family still interact the old fashioned way. If anything, the internet is destroying close human relationships.
The internet and technology in general encourages people to stay away from others. At one time visiting was all that we could do to be around others. We cherished each other more then. Then the mail system was introduced and we wrote, and stopped visiting. Then the phone showed up, and we called instead of writing or visiting. Now we text, and people have hundreds of folks on their friends list and couldn't tell you anything of depth about them. I'm not saying that the internet doesn't allow us to communicate with people all over the world, only that through this we've forgotten how to communicate with the people the live in the same house.
Just because it allows to bring your distance closer, but this does not mean that the internet can bring your relationship closer. I am very certain Internet crimes, such as phishing scams and hacking, which during 2012 cost the United States of America lose over 5,000,000 dollars is not bringing people any where closer. Some people are addicted to the internet, which decreases the interaction between them and the family. Anonymity on the internet also does not bring people together, about 50% of the users online lie about their age, sex, marriage status, and occupation. Although being able to share photos, videos and other forms of media, this advantage of the internet can also be used negatively: such as cyber bullying and blackmailing. The internet allows us to meet and greet others around the world, through many social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and many others. However this is a clear disadvantage, we only receive 10% of the message through text or language, 30% through tonality and voice, a large 60% through body language. This clearly shows that without body language it is significantly harder to understand a message, which can be misinterpreted on the internet. From the following proof we can see that the internet does not help bring people closer.
In a sense it brings us closer together but in a purely superficial way. Creating hundreds of relationships with people you know nothing about. We don't know the majority of the people we deal with online. The time spent cultivating these superficial relationships could be spent getting to know the people in the real world relations hips we have a little better.
We use technology to define ourselves by sharing our thoughts and feelings, even as we're having them. Furthermore, we're faking experiences so we'll have something to share so we can feel alive. We slip into thinking that always being connected is going to make us feel less alone, but we are at risk because the opposite is true. We begin growing further apart from people and sometimes even family because we are so hooked up with technology.
No I think that people who are online all the time are less likely to be sociable then people who are out and doing activities with actual people. I think that if you are always on the Internet that you will become to obsessed with being online and never communicate with actual people.