Relationships, Community, and Identity in the New Virtual Society

Brown, Arnold
March 2011
Futurist;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p29
The article focuses on the impact of online social media on relationships, community, and identity in the future. It offers an overview of the trends in relationships and families as more people spend more of their social lives online and what they imply for organizations in the coming years. It discusses how the Internet has reshaped social lives, enticing people into a virtual world where traditional interactions require new protocols. It cites some of the disadvantages and advantages of online social media and notes its influences to relationships, social ties, and family. INSET: THE REALITY OF VIRTUAL FEELINGS.


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