Nowadays the problem of Internet addiction does not lag too far behind the problem of global warming in its seriousness and negative consequences. Notably, that spending a lot of time in front of the computer checking social networks and chatting in such messengers as Skype, MSN or different chat rooms, forms a new way of behaviour, new set of values and new outlook. Thus, Internet socialization takes its beginning from the moment a person registers in any kind of social network and starts using it.
Undoubtedly, there are 2 opposing views based on the latest researches and surveys – some people consider Internet socialization to be an additional opportunity to develop personality in a positive way and at the same time enjoy the process, while others are strongly convinced that the only results of such socialization are negative ones and include complete isolation, Internet addiction and mental destruction.
Considering previously mentioned information, there is no doubt that the phenomenon of Internet socialization should be researched inside out in order to plan any further actions directed to modify and limit social networks to such an extent that the impact on personality would be mostly positive.
Being comparatively new phenomenon, Internet socialization has not been researched enough, thus the following research paper will have a considerable contribution in social science as it aims at the profound understanding of positive and negative impact of Internet socialization and defining whether or not it should take part in the process of making up of personality. Moreover, all the effects that Internet socialization has in the society will be stated and characterized in detail.