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Internet: una red para capturar rehenes?
Dr. Raymond Colle
Revista Latina de Comunicación Social , 2002,
Abstract: En el a o 2000 y durante el 2001, Microsoft ha hecho noticia especialmente en función de los juicios que se le siguen en Estados Unidos y Europa por prácticas monopólicas. Pero, al revisar las noticias, también encontramos muchos datos que revelan una importante política expansionista y tendencia a explotar cada vez más a sus clientes. No repasaremos aquí lo ocurrido con los juicios, pero sí nos proponemos poner en evidencia como un empresa cuyo poder descansa en la presencia de su sistema operativo en millones de ordenadores personales ha ido expandiendo sus pretensiones y desarrollado una estrategia que pretende llegar a un control casi absoluto de Internet y de sus usuarios.
Excessive participation in on-line internet action games by two American teenagers: Case report, description of extent of overuse, and adverse consequences  [PDF]
Richard H. Schwartz
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33035

In the past 15 years, there have been more than 40 articles in the medical literature about excessive participation in on-line internet action games by adolescents and young adults. The following case reports provide detailed information on two boys, ages 16 and 20 years respectively, who are compulsive and enthusiastic internet gamers, to the exclusion of family communication, school activities, academic performance, participation in sports and dating. They have not mastered any of the usual goals of adolescent development.

Determinants of Online Banking Adoption among Ghanaian University Students  [PDF]
Benjamin B. Angenu, Fedelis Quansah, Abednego F. Okoe
Journal of Service Science and Management (JSSM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2015.82020
Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine bank customers’ awareness of Internet banking and the effect of trust and customer loyalty on Internet banking adoption intentions. The study employed the survey research design. The population of the study consisted of university students in Ghana. The convenience sampling technique was used to select the respondents. Data were analysed using multiple regression. The findings indicate that the respondents are aware of Internet banking. Additionally, the study found awareness, trust and customer loyalty as antecedents of Internet banking adoption. Recommendations have been provided at the end of the study.
Health-information seeking on the Internet and current smoking status: Evidence from the national health interview survey  [PDF]
Timothy S. Killian
Open Journal of Preventive Medicine (OJPM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojpm.2012.23042
Abstract: Two research questions were addressed. First, what are the differences between internet searchers and non-searchers for health-related information among current and former smokers? Second, does searching the internet for health-related information predict current smoking status in a multivariate model that controls for variations in sociodemographic and family characteristics? Data collected from 10,929 current and former smokers who participated in the 2009 National Health Interview Survey showed significant differences in sociodemographic and family characteristics between searchers and non-searchers. Importantly, searching the internet for health-related information made an independent contribution to the prediction of current smoking status in a multinomial logistic regression model. This study is significant in that it utilized a nationally representative sample to examine the correlation between internet use and smoking behavior and supports ongoing efforts of public health advocates to continue their efforts in developing and delivering online smoking cessation programs.
Regulating the Internet: China’s Law and Practice  [PDF]
Haiping Zheng
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2013.41005

Though internet was not commercially available in China until 1995, it has been growing tremendously over the years. At the same time, the Chinese government has never ceased regulating or even censoring internet. This paper provides an overview of the development of internet in China, and the major regulatory schemes that have a direct impact on internet speech. Further, it describes some of the specific measures the Chinese government uses to control the internet: filtering and blocking, imposing liabilities on private parties, access control, internet “police”, and “guiding” public opinion. Finally, it concludes that internet censorship does more harm than good.

Internet, Economic Growth and Recession  [PDF]
Shan-Ying Chu
Modern Economy (ME) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/me.2013.43A023

This paper investigates the impact of internet on economic growth and this impact during the recession. The data are drawn from World Bank in a panel of 201 countries from 1988 to 2010. Results from an OLS model reveal that a 10 percentage point increase in internet penetration rate raises real GDP per capita by 0.57 to 0.63 percentage points. During the recession relative to expansion, the coefficient of internet reduces but it still remains statistically positive. This suggests that internet provides a way to solve the problem of economic recession. Our results are robust to the inclusion of time and country fixed effects.

Fractality in the Utilization of Internet in the World  [PDF]
Helen B. Boholano
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.24017
Abstract: This paper sought to describe the roughness of the penetration of the use of internet to the population of the world from Worldbank and Internet World Stats. The Internet as one of the growing technology is one of the best channels for people seeking knowledge, fun, and friends. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has played an educational role in formal and non-formal settings, in programs provided by governmental agencies, public and private educational institutions, for-profit corporations and non-profit groups, and secular and religious communities as reported by UNESCO. Fractal features and analysis were used in this study in additional texture parameters. Results revealed that China is the No. 1 internet user in the world. Internet is utilized in China in business, education, government sectors, work places and other agencies or institutions. The internet is described as the single most important invention of the 21st century and as an equalizer that facilitates access to information and resources. Furthermore, a single or mono fractal, “ideal” fractal dimensionality was detected in the utilization of internet in the world.
Internet and Social Networks: On the Need to Be Online  [PDF]
Caetano da Providência Santos Diniz, Elisangela Cláudia de Medeiros Moreira
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2015.65049
Abstract: The advent of internet has brought human relations into focus. The tools offered by the technology facilitate and increase contact between people and provoke changes in the way people relate to one another. The need to be online has become one of the main objectives of online interaction. Internet users are capable of creating true online relationships, showing affection, establishing friendships or even entering into conflict. They are also capable of maintaining an online life where communication finds a meaning in itself, and whose only aim is to be in contact with someone else.
Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling of Internet Game and Aggression in Children  [PDF]
Joohyun Lee, Kyung Sook Choi
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.55046
Abstract: This study aimed to identify the effects of Internet game on levels of aggression in children in the context of individual, familial, and social environments. The subjects were 2844 fourth graders participated in the Korean Youth Panel Survey between 2004 and 2008. Internet game use, the levels of aggression, self-esteem, self-control, stress, depression, attachment to parents, parental control, attachment to teachers, and attachment to peers were measured by 5-point Likert scales. The result showed that gender was the most effective factor influencing the initial level of, the rate of changes, an increase or decrease in the rate of changes in Internet game use and levels of aggression. Boys showed higher levels of Internet game use and aggression than girls. Children with higher self-esteem, self-control and lower stress and depression showed lower levels of Internet game use and aggression. The levels of Internet game use at fourth grade was positively correlated with later increase in the levels of aggression. Also, the faster increase in Internet game use caused faster increase in the levels of aggression later. Based on the results, preventive measures such as limiting the opportunities to access Internet games might be worth to decrease the aggressive behaviors among children.
Loneliness or Materialism, Which Is a Better Predictor of Internet Addiction?  [PDF]
Srikant Manchiraju
Social Networking (SN) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/sn.2018.73011
In recent years, the widespread prevalence of loneliness, materialism, and Internet addiction have been widely studied. Studies have addressed either loneliness or materialism and its relationship with Internet addiction. However, to date, no study has addressed all three concepts in a single study. The purpose of this study was: 1) to investigate whether loneliness or materialism is a reliable predictor of Internet addiction and 2) what is the nature of the relationship among these variables across gender. Data were collected from a crosssectional online-survey, which consisted of US adults (N = 311). The survey consisted of 42 items related to the key constructs. Additionally, some demographic variables were also included in the survey. Loneliness was not associated with Internet addiction. On the other hand, materialism was strongly associated with Internet addiction. The aforementioned relationship was valid across gender. Between loneliness and materialism, materialism was a strong predictor of Internet addiction.
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