Cyber-Social Connectedness

The purpose of this project is to explore how individuals can create and maintain a social connectedness and a healthy community in a cyber age. With 845 million users now on Facebook, cyberspace has become the new frontier of how we communicate and connect with others. Since the inception of social media as our latest communication tool, cyber-social relationships are becoming more commonplace as the technological revolution charges forth. The fervor with which many people pursue this new technology creates unease, as much research attempts to disprove that genuine relationship cannot develop or be maintained in cyberspace. Through exploring one’s sense of belongingness and feelings of connectedness to the physical and virtual world, the project highlights the importance of how our perception of these virtual relationships shapes our realities.

Lori L. Thibodeau
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