Internet and Social Networks: On the Need to Be Online


The advent of internet has brought human relations into focus. The tools offered by the technology facilitate and increase contact between people and provoke changes in the way people relate to one another. The need to be online has become one of the main objectives of online interaction. Internet users are capable of creating true online relationships, showing affection, establishing friendships or even entering into conflict. They are also capable of maintaining an online life where communication finds a meaning in itself, and whose only aim is to be in contact with someone else.

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Diniz, C. & Moreira, E. (2015). Internet and Social Networks: On the Need to Be Online. Psychology, 6, 521-524. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.65049.

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