Essay The Impact Of Internet On Our Lives

789 Words May 14th, 2016 4 Pages
There is no doubt that technology and the Internet play a crucial role in our daily lives. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be accessed at the palm of our hands to connect to millions of people all around the world. It has changed the way people, especially adolescents, communicate with one another. For instance, in the article it states that those who used the internet to talk to existing friends increased their well-being and happiness. Online interaction also increased the friendship that one has with their friends from school or from a different part of the world. One of the assumptions that I have found interesting was that those who communicate online were more often to expose themselves to other people, which is known as self-disclosure. This means that a person explains his or her emotions, thoughts, and breakdowns in that occur in their personal lives. The Internet makes it easier to explain these things that are going on in someone’s life than actually telling someone in real life. The internet plays a major role in the developmental stages of many adolescents. For instance, the computer-mediated communication theory states that the Internet makes it easier for adolescents, who are shy and anxious, to talk with other people online. The Internet does influence adolescents during their development, by allowing them to go beyond their comfort zone. This notion about exposing oneself goes back to the adolescents stage in Erikson 's stages of…

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