ERIC Number: EJ558688
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
The Internet, Democracy and Community: another.big.lie.
Hern, Matt; Chauk, Stu
Journal of Family Life, v3 n4 v4 n1 p36-39 1997
The Internet, after the automobile and television, is the third technological innovation this century powerful enough to challenge and mutate our disintegrating collective vision of community. Although useful for exchanging e-mail and performing fact-based research, the Internet inherently denies and denigrates the crux of direct democratic theory, the possibility of face-to-face relationships. (TSP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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