Internet Anxiety: Myth or Reality?

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
  • Kari Heikkinen
  • Jari Porras
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39342-6_47

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8008)
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Kalwar S.K., Heikkinen K., Porras J. (2013) Internet Anxiety: Myth or Reality?. In: Kurosu M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. Towards Intelligent and Implicit Interaction. HCI 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8008. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine if Internet anxiety is a myth or reality using literature, questionnaires, and analysis of the collected data. Results showed that the Internet anxiety phenomenon is mostly reality. By placing strong emphasis on the existent Internet anxiety phenomenon, the HCI community could constructively build effective tools and techniques to mitigate users’ anxiety.

Keywords

Internet anxiety concept qualitative myth reality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
    • 1
  • Kari Heikkinen
    • 1
  • Jari Porras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software Engineering and Information ManagementLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

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