The internet means that families all over the world can now keep in contact where ever there is internet connectivity. They can keep in touch by talking to each other through conferencing software: skype, facetime ect.
Families and friends can also keep in contact through social networking websites where they can share things about their lives with each others and interact in conversations. Example: George is in Florida, while Betty is in Sweden, George can share pictures of his recent trip to Disney World with Betty who is in another country through facebook. Betty can then comment on how jealous she is that George, the 40 year old man, was riding on the tea cups in the Magical Kingdom. Social networks let people share things with each other and keep in contact.
However, this may all make computers sound amazing and all positive (think of Betty and George) But, there is nothing to say that after going on the tea cups, George went back to his hotel (still in Disney World) and sat on his computer in the hotel for the remaining 4 days of his families trip, only leaving the room to eat, or that George’s daughter stood around all day on her phone and only looked up to go on a ride. This represents the problem that as computers get better, the more time people will spend on them doing mainly useless things, they are making people lazy and antisocial. However, now we are more connected, again, look at George’s case. He had to go back to the hotel room and connect his camera to his computer and then upload it to facebook, where his daughter can just upload it from outside the ride where it was taken to facebook through mobile internet, saving time. However, what if a random man, called Billy, came across the pictures of George and his family and decided to upload it to several websites mocking them.