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Is The Increasing Digitization of Our Lives Making People More Isolated?
Digital technologies during the last two decades has been growing rapidly making it one the new technologies with highest adoption rate. In 1990,, there were only 100 million personal computers, but this number has surged into 1.4 billion in 2010 showing rapid growth. Mobiles phones has also increased from just 10 million in 1990 to more than 5 billion in 2010 (databank.worldbank.org). Computers came into being the world's revolution after the advent of the internet. Computers are about to replace books which has been a vital source of getting information worldwide, computers currently occupy a role not only in the developed countries but also in the third world countries.
The internet was developed by the US Defense Department and was only restricted to the research community. The capabilities of the internet to facilitate sharing of information across organizations and to enable people interact at a lower cost increased demand for its adoption in other sectors. The impact of the internet has been felt virtually in all sectors of life such as a business operation, entertainment, social interactions, shopping, different services and many other sectors. The internet has provided users with an opportunity to use it with identifying themselves or even meet with other groups who have similar interests and values. Digitization is one of the foremost internet phenomenon where information has been converted into digital form. Digitization is just the process of converting material that is analog form into digital form (Holland and NaudÃÂ© 2004). This concept has enabled organizations to...