Internet use makes us Happier, say the Social Scientists .

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  1. nassira

    nassira العـــز و النصــر

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    Is there a link between Internet access and well-being ??

    A May 12 report by British researchers from the U.K.'s Chartered Institute of IT (known as BCS) have found a link between Internet access and well-being. Overall, the study found that access to the Internet leads people to feel better about their lives.

    "Our analysis suggests that IT has an enabling and empowering role in people's lives, by increasing their sense of freedom and control, which has a positive impact on well-being or happiness."
    said Michael Willmott, the social scientist who authored the study, at a press conference.

    Few studies have been done on how Web access directly affects happiness. So researchers from the Trajectory Partnership, a U.K.-based think tank that carried out the study on behalf of the BCS, analyzed data from 35,000 people across the globe who took part in the World Values Survey from 2005 to 2007. Looking at a number of social and economic factors that determine happiness - including gender, age, income and education - the survey showed that Internet use empowers people by increasing their feelings of security, personal freedom and influence.

    The Internet use empowers people by increasing their feelings of personal freedom and influence

    Few studies have been done on how Web access directly affects happiness. So researchers from the Trajectory Partnership, a U.K.-based think tank that carried out the study on behalf of the BCS, analyzed data from 35,000 people across the globe who took part in the World Values Survey from 2005 to 2007. Looking at a number of social and economic factors that determine happiness - including gender, age, income and education - the survey showed that Internet use empowers people by increasing their feelings of security, personal freedom and influence.
    The survey showed that the correlation between Internet access and happiness does not appear to increase with age, meaning it's not just kids who get something out of surfing the Web.



    "Whether young or old, we're all social beings, we all have a need for the things IT access facilitates."
    Paul Flatters, a partner at the Trajectory Partnership, told reporters.

    Women gain so much from technology:

    But the researchers weren't expecting to discover that women gain so much from technology, given that it's such a male-dominated industry. Although the report didn't explore why women reap more happiness from Internet access than men do, the report hypothesizes that because women tend to be at the center of their family's social network, the Web is a tool to help them keep their home lives organized.

    According to the Brookings Institution's Graham, while the findings may surprise initially, they do make sense. "Particularly the [results on] gender and lesser developing countries, if you consider that women in many of these contexts are either isolated or repressed in a way," she says. "IT gives them communication with the outside world, access to networks and so on. Friendships are very important to well-being as well, and one can imagine e-mail and IT being a good way to maintain those, particularly in contexts where telephones and transport are far from ideal or reliable."



    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1989244,00.html
     
  2. nassira

    nassira العـــز و النصــر

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    over than 317 people have already viewed this article ... and no reply !!
    what happened ? you don't have nothing to say or you can not express yourself in English ..

    earlier you said that you need somthing to talk about "talk just for talking"

    *here is a good thing to talk about :
    "you are an Internet user, right ? ... so tell us how the internet can make you happy" ? :D
     
  3. fofok

    fofok ?????

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    first of all sorry for being late
    internet is sth that i appreciate it s an easy way to get infomation in a quick way
    so it make me happy by waisting my time here hhhh
    by forgeting the outside
    ...
     
  4. عبقور لفهامة

    عبقور لفهامة صلاح الدين عودة

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    internet make me stupid
     
  5. anasamati

    anasamati Accro

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    hhhhhh
    "makes"
     
  6. عبقور لفهامة

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    told ya <D
     
  7. nassira

    nassira العـــز و النصــر

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    for 3ab9our (Inter + net) are 2 things ... that's why he used the plural verb [22h]
     

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