Changing Humanities and Smart Application of Digital Technologies

Changing Humanities and Smart Application of Digital Technologies is a collection of research articles relevant to digital humanities (the use of technology to advance our understanding of the ...
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Issues of Communication Behavior on Using Internet

Pp. 175-192 (18)

Su Chong Chuang


Due to the Internet, a virtual platform filled up with networks, boundaries between people have become a lot less, the way people communicate and interrelate is changed. However, conflicts are embedded in interactions through electronic networks, while the new social norms are emerging and yet not legally nor ideally launched. Based on observations of hot issues in Taiwan, the author sees that the cyber world is full of moral dilemmas and value conflicts. Demanding for anonymity and online free expression may significantly characterize the virtual world from the real world, the moral development of Internet users in cyberspace shows a need for further studies.


Communication behavior, Cyber addiction, Cyber bullying, Cyber pornography, Ethics, Internet, Interpersonal relationship, Moral development, Online expression, Online manhunt, Online user review.


Graduate Institute of Public Policy, National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan, R.O.C.