The Internet in Everyday Life is the first book to systematically investigate how being online fits into people's everyday lives. Opens up a new line of inquiry into the social effects of the Internet. Focuses on how the Internet fits into everyday lives, rather than considering it as an alternate world. Chapters are contributed by leading researchers in the area. Studies are based on empirical data. Talks about the reality of being online now, not hopes or fears about the future effects of the Internet.For instance, we would expect that individuals who work more are likely to spend more time on the Internet (at work). ... The comparison with time spent on TV viewing is particularly intriguing because Internet and TV use have often been ... Does, for example, time spent using the Internet at home have a greater impact on face-to-face time with family members than time spent on the Internet at work?
|Title||:||The Internet in Everyday Life|
|Author||:||Barry Wellman, Caroline Haythornthwaite|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15|