Many of the issues that are discussed in Communication and Cyberspace deal with the “good” and “bad” effects of internet use in our culture.
The Internet’s ability to connect individuals can be very powerful and in some cases life changing. Check out this story about Nancy, a woman who found the strength to lose 530 pounds from the people she met and the information she accessed through the Internet.
Unfortunately, not all Internet users have the same good intentions as Nancy did. In chapter 5 of Communications and Cyberspace Herbert Zettl address the topic of ethics in cyberspace. Should the same ethical guidelines that we follow in our physical world be applied to cyberspace?
Here is an interesting article about “virtual adultery”.