Internet approaching or leaving people?

I once heard the following account: “My kids live fighting each other, but the other day when I got home and entered their room I saw one on the computer and another with my notebook in bed, both in the same group on the internet chatting with friends and each other and getting along very well, the datelhe is that they hardly speak personally and were in the same room at the time, “

it is, who else has seen a scene like this? From this short account we can start thinking: Internet approaching or leaving people? They help people communicate or make the most distant people and greater difficulty in relating personally?In his text, Zimmer (2008), makes the following statement: “Digital communication is a new form of communication that breaks with the normality of social communication.” Even before the internet media has advanced increasingly, but with this new feature, she jumped up and has updated every day faster than many social groups can follow. over the internet people, even at kilometric distances can communicate as if you were a street away. Communicate with voice, video, text, exchange messages in real time, disseminate ideas, buy, sell, know new people, are associated with groups, find partners for affective relationships, opine, listen to music, watch movies, various videos, and many other things of various kinds, which can be to own and common good, as to harm himself and others too. According to Moran (1997), “the Internet is exploding as the most promising media since the introduction of television.” This phrase he said in the text published in 1997, we are in 2012, much progress has been made since then when it comes to digital communication. This author reports the importance of virtual resource in the distance and even face. And indeed, the virtual resource has been widely used in education: online courses, study aids online, distance learning, via e-mail studies, msn and facebook. Today a higher education network offers several features to study the distance, and even has been made a good investment in the dissemination of courses in this mode, including those including undergraduate and postgraduate studies being conducted at the same time. But does the fact that there is frequent contact with the teacher or classmates in a classroom does not cause some loss of experience and exchanges that can not occur in an online course, where the most contact is only with texts ? In a classroom lesson long personal experience of the teacher who always illustrates and exemplifies the class as an essential complement to happen this exchange, this learning.

The Donnamaria Author (2008), in his study of the virtual link, is a reflection of the use of the word “virtual” as a term opposed to “real” in his research says that the virtual origin of the word is the virtualis medieval Latin, is a distortion of virtus word meaning exist in power, therefore, proposes other ways of referring to the term virtual relationship X real relationship. It proposes to use terms such as online and offline relationships, virtual or in-person or virtual condition or condition and face to face. That is, use the virtual environment to relate is not seen, according to this author, as opposed to something real or as something “abnormal”, but as part of the process of adaptation of the human new technologies. This is the path we are following. There are, in fact, a lot of people who still look strangely virtual relationships, especially when speaking in a loving relationship, a date or even a dating itself where the partners are only known via the Internet, never had the to opportunity relate face to face, a term that the author proposes. Today, it is increasingly common affective relationships in this virtual context. Or even relationships that began virtually and developed into a face to face relationship. Again we can reflect on the extent to which a virtual relationship is healthy or even safe. There are still many thoughts like “all virtual relationship can be false or dangerous,” actually there are still risks, lies, “hazing” and even serious cases of rape and murder that began with a virtual relationship and culminated in a meeting with poor outcome and to rape occasions and / or death. But the thought of the generalized type is not healthy. Living always unsafe or a negative thought about something considered new is a barrier that can be harmful to oneself. Generalization can prevent the person to experience the facilities of virtual resources.

Donnamaria (2008), still brings in his research the controversy between authors on the use of nicknames (nicknames in English). This feature is used as a form of anonymity and at the same time, defense both ways, defending his real identity against malicious people and defense of your true self. For some authors authors is a form of play to be more than one, without involving an existence of “multiple selves”, others, however, identify a possibility of multiple personality disorder traits. And of course there is the fact that people who really are “malicious”, using these features to harm others. Many use the profiles to play or may add anything you want to have, this, of course, excluding those malicious. Too often someone add something more to your profile to become more attractive, especially when speaking of romantic relationships sites In his conclusion, the author raises that the loving bonds, the Internet is characterized as a condition from which the link is built and it occurs in stages ranging from identification values from each other and desires that are consistent and go through the confirmation of IDs in face-to-face to be real and not fantasies (thinking and common insecurity in most cases) Still, the virtual resource is widely used both by companies and by candidates for new jobs. It is a practical resource and increasingly affordable. Some sites are very popular as the Catho. In a survey, Catho states that in 2003, more than 45,000 different companies announced the site in 2004 has more than 100,000 ads curricula (CASE 2007) The various product advertising sites has also grown a lot, as well as “fraud” applicants of the same resourc The question of how far it is healthy or not loving bonds via the Internet, or to what extent is healthy as long as a person is “online” can be relative and reason for many discussions. This text aims to lead to reflection and not to defend an idea. The important thing is that everyone knows to think about what is best for you, make a personal analysis and see where it’s good or not. sayers or general thoughts can inhibit om people access to a very important resource and facilitator of our time, and the type omnipotence of thought, “to me this does not occur,” as reckless thoughts may cause risk to person for people who use these resources to do harm. The important thing is to know what is best for yourself and learn respect, besides the other, himself. Worth believing in humans and resources it created, but it is always better to know well what they do and know how to use the best feature of the human being: thought, to know what is best and how far it is good or even where the excess can be harmful.


CASE, CASE, T. How to get a job in Brazil twenty-first century. Rio de Janeiro: Edited by CareerBuilder Inc., 2007. Available at <,5&gt;. Access 07 July 2012

Donnamaria, C. From the virtual link to the marriage: a study psicológico.Dissertação (Master in Psychology). Pontiff Catholic University of Campinas. Campinas 2008. Available at: <;. Access 07 jul. 2012

MORAN, J. How to use the Internet in education. Ci. Inf. [Online]. 1997, vol.26, n.2 Available at: <;. Access 07 July 2012

ZIMMER, V. What is communication? Blog: Digital Communication. August 6th. 2008. Available at <; Access 07 July 2012.
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