The extension of social networks is the cause of a relentless distortion of both time and space. Since the development of interaction mechanisms, such as, Facebook, email or Skype people have in a certain way became nearer, and I say in one way because I will after explain the other. With the actual technologies we can travel across the world without moving of our chairs, we can spend ours speaking to a screen and at the same time communicating with someone else, now we can be together without being, and in a much more intimate way than with telephones.
As a matter of fact, the sudden emergence of pages that offer us contact with others at a cost of 0 represented a revolution, and they are, personally speaking a release and a blessing. Thanks to them I can catch up with friends I met in different parts of the world or talk to my sister that may be in the adjoining room. With devices such as webcams or micros we can feel like we were having a conversation face to face, with them laughs taste better than speaking through the telephone and for free. Internet enables us to write endless stories, or a simple hello if you prefer it. Some people even get in love through virtual contact because of this cut down of distances I have described. We can communicate with who we want, when we want to, it is easy, quick and priceless.
But of course Internet is not only meant to create or maintain personal relationships but to assure business. Most enterprises conduct their business via internet, daily decisions are made by videoconference or by an exchange of emails, and there is no more the need to see each other’s faces or shake hands to close a deal, to agree while speaking or to give approval in writing is sufficient.
To continue, as I stated before, I also see a negative side in the development of virtual devices. The truth is that Internet has submerged as in a world apart from reality, it is probable that paying attention to those who are farer from us may distance us from those who we have nearer. Parents complain about their children having no family life, and teachers about their students not attending to the lesson. Then the great incognite might be if Internet benefits or damages social coexistance.
At the end of the day Internet proves to be just like everything else in life, it is positive or negative for us or for the rest depending on our intentions and usage.
We can manage whatever we pursue, finding how to is life essence.