Nowadays, more people are choosing to socialise online rather than face to face. Is this a positive or negative development?
An increasing number of people meet and talk to their friends online instead of in person. In my opinion, this is a negative development which can lead to isolation, potentially harmful situations and also problems later on in life.
One serious problem that can arise from people socialising online is that it can lead to isolation. Before the internet, people would frequently go out to meet friends, for example in cafes, bars or restaurants, whereas now people prefer to stay at home alone, chatting online. As a result, people are starting to spend the majority of their time alone at home in their room without meeting others. Isolation of this kind is not healthy and can sometimes lead to depression and other issues.
Another issue is that meeting people online can be risky. In other words, people can assume fake identities online as well as hide their true characteristics. This is particularly concerning for teenagers who are impressionable and can easily be led into dangerous situations. Furthermore, as this interaction is online, parents have no way of monitoring it and protecting their children.
Finally, socialising online can end in difficulties years later as conversations and shared photos that had been forgotten reappear. This situation is currently critical for many people, again especially for teenagers who do not think carefully before posting online. That is to say, information which is put online can remain there forever and while people may share intimate communications with close friends, these words can then resurface later on leading to much embarrassment.
In conclusion, although it has become more popular for people to socialise through the internet, it has brought about too many problems for this to be considered a positive trend.
n.隔离; 隔离状态; 孤独; 孤立状态
Punishment cannot be discussed in isolation from social theory.
He also talked briefly about the isolation he endured while in captivity.
Malcolm works in isolation but I have no doubts about his abilities.
1. the act of meeting for social purposes;
"there was too much socialization with the enlisted men"
n.多数; （获胜的）票数; 成年; 法定年龄
The majority of people interviewed prefer TV to radio.
So what happens if the Socialists top the poll but fall short of an absolute majority?
Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council.
n.一起活动; 合作; 互相影响; 互动
Capitalist social formations reflect the interaction, or articulation, of different modes of production.
The following excerpt is illustrative of her interaction with students.
The interaction of the two groups produced many good ideas.
n.交谈( conversation的名词复数 ); 交往; 谈话技巧; [自动数据处理]（特指通过键盘和计算机进行的）人机对话
The idea for this book grew out of conversations with Philippa Brewster.
She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
They spiced their conversations and discussions with intrigue.
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