Problems of Virtualization and Internetization of Social Space

  • Elena V. GryaznovaEmail author
  • Alexander A. Vladimirov
  • Svetlana M. Maltceva
  • Aleksey G. Goncharuk
  • Nikolai V. Zanozin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 91)


Relevance. In conditions of modern development of information in society, the problem of studying processes of informatization of social space becomes relevant for the methodology of philosophical, humanitarian and social knowledge. However, as shown by analysis of scientific literature on this issue, the categorical apparatus that determines the essence of the information society remains not yet fully developed. In particular, both in foreign and domestic scientific literature introduced the concepts of “virtualization”, “virtual reality” and “internetization”. However, introduced concepts do not have their own clear meaning, which leads to the identification of concepts “social” and “virtual”. As a result, when analyzing the processes of Internet social space, researchers can not clearly dissociate such concepts as “social reality” and “virtual reality”.

The Purpose of the Study: analyze problems of defining the concepts of “virtualization” and “internetization” of social space.

Authors identify problems associated with the development of concepts of “virtualization” and “internetization” of social space; substantiate the need to clarify these categories for the study of social space consequences of information development phenomena of modern society: transformation of social interaction between subjects, replacement of the real social subject with information quasi-subject in the process of socialization of personality, transformation of social space on level of structure, erosion of cultural and ethnic boundaries, globalization and unification of the economic processes of various subjects of civilization. The category “virtualization” in the meaning used in modern social and humanitarian knowledge, duplicates the concept of “Internet” and “social reality” and requires a deeper philosophical comprehension.


Information society Internet Virtual reality Social reality Information socialization Cyberspace Internetization Virtualization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena V. Gryaznova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander A. Vladimirov
    • 2
  • Svetlana M. Maltceva
    • 1
  • Aleksey G. Goncharuk
    • 1
  • Nikolai V. Zanozin
    • 3
  1. 1.Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Volga State University of Water TransportNizhny NovgorodRussia
  3. 3.Branch of the SBOU in Nizhny Novgorod State Engineering and Economic UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia

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