What's the difference between talking to a friend while looking into her eyes and posting her a message via Facebook? Does the virtual nature of new media alienate us from reality, or on the contrary does it help us face modernity's challenges? The author examines new technologies' effects on the ways that members of the Net Generation think, feel and relate to each other.
Giuseppe Riva teaches Psychology and New Communication Technologies at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He is also president of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training and Rehabilitation (iACToR).