According to a Recent Study, the More Time People Use the Internet, the Less Time They Spend with Real Human Beings. Should We Worry About the Effect This Is Having on Social Interaction?

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According to a recent study, the more time people use the internet, the less time they spend with real human beings. Should we worry about the effect this is having on social interaction? Give your opinion.

In today’s society, technology is important in people’s life. The internet is a useful tool to work, communicate and play. People nowadays are spending more time surfing in the web and it will cause that they will have few chances to interact with each other in the real life. So, this is certainly something that everyone should worry about because it can affected the relation between human beings. However, it should be admitted that internet is a great place to socialize among others.

The more time people use the internet, the less time they spend with real human beings. One of the effect this is having on social interaction is it can affected the relation between human beings. According to a study done in Malaysia, most parents agree that their children tend to be so obsessed in chatting, so that to change their attention away from the computer would become a complicated task. Besides, younger generation nowadays like to spend hours of their time online and chatting. Although this can be beneficial, it is certainly not the same as real interaction with human beings. “The more hours people use the internet, the less time they spend with real human beings”, said Stanford Professor Norman Nie. He also said “email is a way to stay in touch, but you can’t share a coffee or a beer with somebody on an email or give them a hug”. Based on the saying by Professor Norman Nie above, it is clear to say that it should be a regret if we are not communicate with others in the real life as it will affected our relationship with real human beings.

Nevertheless, looking from the another perspective, internet is a great place to socialize among others. Currently, we have many social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Friendster. These kind of sites are place...
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