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The Impact of Internet Usage on the Health and Social Life of Canadians

The Impact of Internet Usage on the Health and Social Life of Canadians

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A simple overview of the perceived impact of internet usage on the health and social life of Canadians, based on "Statistics Canada" and "The Daily" data resources.
A simple overview of the perceived impact of internet usage on the health and social life of Canadians, based on "Statistics Canada" and "The Daily" data resources.

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Published by: Lawrence O. Emeagwali on Feb 06, 2010
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TheImpact of Internet Usage onthe Healthand SocialLife of Canadians 
UnderstandingCommunications
By Lawrence OkechukwuEmeagwali
 
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Introduction
The rising influence of information technology on both the global economic andsocial environments can be observed very clearly today. According to a November10, 2006 review article by Ben Veenhof, published in “The Daily”:
Our Lives in Digital Times; 
the evident effect of the use of information and communication technologies(ICTs) is based on “shifting behavioral patterns, including communication andspending”. The article further revealed that more and more people arecommunicating via mobile phones and electronic mail now than was the case in thepast. It noted not only an increase in communication, but also increases andbroadening of associations, not only within the confines of their immediateenvironment but also beyond their communities, to different communities of theirchoice; as well as an increase in IT related spending especially in monthly andannual internet subscriptions.This increase in ICT usage globally, is also reflected in Canadian societies as well;and as more and more Canadians embrace the use of ICT especially internet basedICT, it becomes imperative to understand the perceived impact of this phenomenonon the social life and health of its populace.
Research Question
It’s in light of the afore mentioned , that I intend to investigate this phenomenon inthe body of this research work, by posing and trying to find answers to the followingresearch question:
“What is the Perceived impact of internet usage on the sociallife and health of Canadians?”
Lawrence
 
O.
 
Emeagwali 
 
lawrenceemeagwali@gau.edu.tr 
 
http://strategy 
lawrence.blogspot.com
 
 
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The Internet and Canadian Social Life
On the impact of internet usage on the social life of Canadians, I rely mostly on thework of Veenhof, B; Wellman, B.; Quell, C.; and Hogan, B.; (2008) in their work titled:
How Canadian Use of the Internet Affects Social life and Civic Participation 
andpublished in the Connectedness’ Series of the Statistics Canada publications. Theytried to study whether Canadians are getting more detached, isolated and reclusiveas more and more of them use the internet. Veenhof
et al 
(2008) also studied theimpact of the internet on the integration of Canadians into their communities, as wellthe recent structure of these communities as opposed to the traditional structureobtained in the past, due to the impact of internet usage. Veenhof
et al 
(2008)’s worksought to find answers to the above questions by examining survey findings fromprimary research originally carried out by statistics Canada and the Connected livesproject in order to discover the role of the internet on Canada’s social life and it’sinherent potential to increase the activeness of the Canadian Citizen. Findings fromthis research work will be stated in the findings section of this research work, onpage.
Lawrence
 
O.
 
Emeagwali 
 
lawrenceemeagwali@gau.edu.tr 
 
http://strategy 
lawrence.blogspot.com
 
Secondly, on the impact of internet usage on the health of Canadians, I also rely onthe work carried out by Veenhof, B. (2006) titled:
The Internet: Is it changing the way Canadians spend their time? 
The report which was also published by StatisticsCanada, was based on a 2005 time use data collected in its General Social Survey(GSS). I relied mostly on the sections of this report which examined internet use, andthe perceived health and happiness of Canadian users as well as their perceptionsof time spent on the internet and its relationship to their individual stress levels.Findings from the examination of these research works, will also be presented in thefindings section, on the next page.

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