Effects of Cyberspace to Personal Identity Cover Image

Efekti sajber prostora na personalni identitet
Effects of Cyberspace to Personal Identity

Author(s): Milan Dojčinović, Velibor Petković
Subject(s): Media studies, Theory of Communication, Social Informatics, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Tuzli
Keywords: cyberspace; personal identity; virtual identity; behaviour; self-confidence;

Summary/Abstract: Information technologies increasingly pervade life, providing the ability to escape from the everyday life by creating virtual identity. The Internet has long ago gone beyond the limits of the communication medium, and thanks to the exponential development of computer technology has become a social space that meets two basic, existential needs, the need for interpersonal contact and the need for belonging to a community. Social networks, as the psychological space, have undoubtedly influenced the offline identities, everyday habits and behavior of people, holding out the possibility of users to show more perfect image of themselves. However, regardless of the technological development, the Internet as opposed to the physical world can not provide users sensory fullness, who are yet rushing towards it.There is no doubt there are indications that the cyber sphere influences the reduction of personal responsibility that cyberspace implies, and entails a series of psychological and behavioral effects. In this study, we have examined the effects of online identity on the offline identity, especially with regard to use of the Internet with change of behavior and user attitudes, with exceed communication barrier in interpersonal contacts, with reduction of tensions and level of self-confidence.

  • Issue Year: VII/2019
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 309-330
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian