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<nettime> Re: <tentime> So, Reality is Really "Depressing", hEh?
=cw4t7abs on Wed, 2 Sep 1998 17:23:37 +0200 (MET DST)


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<nettime> Re: <tentime> So, Reality is Really "Depressing", hEh?


>Newmedia {AT} aol.com

slave

>Folks:

slave

>What does the Internet do *to* us?

slave

>The medium *is* the message, afterall.
>Media change us, right?  Well, how does the Internet change us?  Really?

slave

>Dr. Robert Kraut is apparently one of the few social psychologists
>focussed on Internet issues.

slave

> He's at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh
>(longtime prime military research facility) and he had quite a few large
>computer vendors signed up (like Intel, etc.) to fund the first major
>study to gauge the social impact of Internet usage.  He promised his
>sponsors that he would answer these questions and find out what was
>happening.
>
>The first phase of the study is out.

slave


>  It's just what you would expect,

slave

>Internet users are, naturally, "depressed."

slave

>  It was front page NYTimes

slave

>yesterday ("Sad, Lonely World Discovered in Cyberspace", Amy Harmon).  He
>was on CNN this morning.

slave


>Dr. Kraut is suddenly a star.


slave

>Many more studies
>will be funded.  Whoppee!!

slave +_ slave + slave + slave

juzt
l!ke u
_+ u _+ u _+ u _+ u

>I saw this one coming.

& u will be funded.


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