Institute to study internet…

What is the internet doing to you? That and many other questions will be on the minds of researchers at the new Oxford Internet Institute, a research center dedicated to studying the social consequences of the internet. There is no such thing as a neutral introduction of technology; something is always gained and lost. New communications technologies always introduce new modes and methods of discourse–blogs, for example. New technologies also introduce new ways of thinking. We should never assume that all of these changes are positive.