I remember when email came, how it made a huge difference in the level of communications. It became a lot easier to send a message, an invite, or make an announcement to one or many at the same time. Now with the advent of web 2.0, social networking sites, and blogs in general, connecting to friends and relatives, or even rediscovering any ties is now a lot easier, if you actively engage online.

A recent survey by Pew Research and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center of 895 technology stakeholders and critics shows 85% of respondends agree with the following statement:

“In 2020, when I look at the big picture and consider my personal friendships, marriage and other relationships, I see that the internet has mostly been a positive force on my social world. And this will only grow more true in the future.”

I agree too, however you have to keep in mind that with the positives come negatives too. I would keep in mind the following:
– Allocate time for online usage and watch your time carefully.
– Watch your privacy when setting up online accounts and use only trusted and reputable sites.

To find out more about the study, click here.