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Comunicar Journal 32: Mapping Media Education. Policies in the world (Vol. 16 - 2009)

The Internet as a framework for communication and social interaction


Félix Moral-Toranzo


This article addresses social interaction on the Internet using an online questionnaire. The sociodemographic characteristics are analysed as well as the web users habits and relationships. The Internet is a social interactive place where personal relationships among users develop into important aspects of their lives. These relationships develop in different ways to relationships where people meet face to face. Also, motivation and the consequences of maintaining a personal relationships reflect, different results when comparing the web users gender and marital status.


Social interaction, Internet, computer-Mediated communication

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