The World of Cyberspace and its Effects on Social Relationships

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Many studies have been conducted on the various features of cyberspace, its connection to social media, and how it influences professional, intimate, and cordial relationships. Although many spectators are convinced that society’s frequent use of cyberspace has taken a turn down the wrong path, cyberspace has opened up many opportunities for professional relationships to establish, such as the relationship between Facebook usage and an increase in work values in Taiwan (Lin, Le, Khalil, & Cheng, 2012). However, contradictory results suggest that heavy use of the internet by people may be a factor of producing negative social well-being (Merkle & Richardson, 2000). In order to fully understand how social cyberspace affects everyday …show more content…
Everyday usage of cyberspace can affect the social well-being of all who use it as it hinders real world communication among individuals.
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The usage of the Internet, one well known aspect of cyberspace, has received very mixed reviews since it became a dominant source of information in society. The rapid growth of the internet has allowed for people to increase their circle of friends and associates and maintain contact with people all across the world. Internet usage, in relation to social media sites has allowed for interpersonal, professional, and familial relationships to develop and sustain over time. While in college, many students conduct their work online and use the internet to interact with their peers and professors. Social interactions among students at large, diverse campuses occur almost immediately as students become grouped based on society’s perception of them. Tynes, Rose, & Markoe (2013) conducted a study that evaluated online racial climate and how it is perceived by African American and European American students at a university in the United States. Campus racial climate is described as behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, and expectations surrounding the race and ethnicity of members at the university (Tynes, Rose, & Markoe, 2013). African American students are more likely to