The 24 hours in cyberspace project examined how the internet affects people’s lives. It is a bit shallow, but it’s a good start to examining the issues. Great pictures too.
No, then The internet, an ethnographic approach (2000), an ethnographic study with some interesting conclusions:
– There is no such thing as the Internet. There are a number of different media and contents which people assemble into their Internet. There is however a clear debate about the Internet.
– Our findings directly contradict the concepts of virtual reality and cyberspace, which assume a radical separation of on-line and off-line worlds. Instead we propose four perspectives for understanding current developments.
– The Internet has considerably strengthened the nuclear family throughout the Trinidadian Diaspora, allowing closer relations between parents and children and between siblings. It has had an equally strong impact on the extended family.