programs are often topics of conversation which give people issues to talk

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programs are often topics of conversation, which give people issues to talk about thereby improving their relationships. McGrath (2012) mentions that new technology or media reduces the time or effort required to carry out certain tasks thereby giving individuals the opportunities to engage in non-task activities, which significantly influence their interactions. This way, people have more time for leisure and increased control over their free time, which they can use to socialize or partake in acts that bring them closer to others. As stated by McGrath (2012), the Internet improves social support systems. It does this by ensuring that users are in frequent contact with their friends and families. The internet is an interconnected system that links people and information together, thereby enabling seamless person-to- person contact and information access. In my situation, the Internet has allowed me to intensify and re-establish familial relationships via constant contact with different family members. It enables people to strengthen their connections with an extended family outside their nuclear families. In the words of Bond (2010), the Internet is a media
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NEW MEDIA 4 platform that augments “offline relationships” by filling communication gaps between face- to-face interactions. Similarly, Plowman, McPake, & Stephen (2010) concluded that the Internet increases interactions among family members while also buttressing the union between friends. What is more, the authors contend that new media open up new spaces
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  • Fall '15
  • Mr. Njoroge
  • Sociology, Social relation

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