This is a weblog for English 138: "Internet Culture and the Information Society," Spring 2007, Santa Clara University.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Degradation Of Society
While Jenkins promotes the idea that America’s youth retreating to the net for their correspondence has all these great aspects, which admittedly they do. They at the same time are distancing people in terms of face-to-face contact. Our world is moving towards a more globalized and connected world though the net but it should not be your main form of socialization. With sites like facebook and myspace, many people will spend hours a day posting on friends pages and looking at other peoples profiles. It is things like these that I believe could be partly at fault for the deterioration of many social connections and attributing to social anxieties that many people may have in regards to face-to-face social contact.