Does internet use interfere with our personal life?

by cec7795 on December 9, 2016 - 11:43pm

I chose this article because it addresses the question of does the amount of time we spend using the internet and technology affect our personal lives. The question the authors of this article ask is how does private use of computers transform our everyday life. They talk about on average people spend an average of at least 13 hours a week on the internet excluding school, work etc. the researcher used empirical data from the Swedish time-use survey which had response from people age 15-84. In this study they saw some strong evidence that those who have heavy use of the internet in there personal time see effects such as reduced time in physical activities and also some correlation in reduce time spent at voluntary  social events. However, The thing I took away from this study was that while the use of technology can have an effect on how we spend our time away from work or school that it not as severe as it might seem. Only seeming to have a negative effect of on those who spend at a minimum 18 to 21 hours a week. When I came across this article I thought that the results would be that the internet and technology had a stronger effect on the way we spend our free time, especially in a world where people always see to be on there phones or computers. One thing that I read in the article that struck me was that because people often use the internet and new technology to get things done more efficiently that we in turn can actually gain additional free time. Even thought it may seem like we spend a lot of time as a culture on the our phones and computers it may actually be granting us more time to go out and be more socially active then before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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