Latest Internet use Stories

2008-08-08 03:00:20

AIKEN - In the wake of a flap earlier this year over an e-mail exchange, the cities of Aiken and North Augusta have updated their policies on Internet use at work. In May, a North Augusta resident complained to the city about receiving inappropriate e-mails from a city employee. That led to an examination of all employee e-mail accounts. At the center of the investigation was a sexual joke sent to North Augusta Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington and co-workers from an office...

2008-06-14 06:00:10

By Miller, Susan M This article examines the effect of frequency and type of Internet use on perceived social support and sense of well-being in persons with spinal cord injury. The results show that Internet use is not significantly related to perceived social support. Bivariate analysis indicates that there is a significant negative association between total Internet use and overall sense of well-being. Simultaneous regression further investigated the nature of this relationship by...

2007-11-09 06:00:26

By Fortson, Beverly L Scotti, Joseph R; Chen, Yi-Chuen; Malone, Judith; Ben, Kevin S Del Abstract. Objective: To assess Internet use, abuse, and dependence. Participants: 411 undergraduate students. Results: Ninety percent of participants reported daily Internet use. Approximately half of the sample met criteria for Internet abuse, and one-quarter met criteria for Internet dependence. Men and women did not differ on the mean amount of time accessing the Internet each day; however, the...

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