The Strength of Internet Ties

The Strength of Internet Ties

About 60 million Americans have used the Internet to connect with other people and access resources to help them make major life decisions, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In contrast to concerns that growing Internet use is damaging a range of social networks and relationships, The Strength of Internet Ties (65 pages, PDF) found that Americans have used the Internet and e-mail to expand their networks as well as for maintaining existing social ties.