Interpersonal Communication and the Internet: The Cyberspace World of Net.Relationships
It was my own involvement in the Internet medium that led me to analyze the validity of the relationships that I had formed over the network. I had to take a step back and evaluate the ties that I had formed with people I had never seen and whose voices I had never heard, but whose likes, dislikes, fetishes, fears, and aspirations were worn on their sleeves. Even now, it is difficult to look back and decide what was real and what was falsely facilitated by the Internet. Ive since broken the habit and only remain in contact with one net friend. But for millions of people, this alternate society is a vivid reality.
"Interpersonal Communication and the Internet: The Cyberspace World of Net.Relationships,"
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/intertext/vol3/iss1/11