Katarzyna Majgier
THE INTERNET AS A COMMUNICATION SPACE

Summary. As the modern communication technologies have been effectively improved and its accessibility and popularity has been increasing exponentially, investigating this way of communicating seems to be the essential assignment for the social sciences. The computer mediated communication has been already investigated all over the world.
The paper discusses the history of the Internet, describes the most popular forms of CMC, its specific problems and differences between computer-mediated and “traditional” communictaion. It is also an overview of current reserahc findings connected with this way of communicating, concerning problems of identity and self-presentation as well as the social cues: online group dynamics, interpersonal attraction and aggressive behaviour in communication space created by computer network users.
There are also presented possible benefits from the Internet use in information exchange, education, psychotherapy and revalidation of individuals with disabilities.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.05.2007, godz. 18:44 - Ewelina Soszyńska