By Shawn Johnson, WPR
Once upon a time people had to talk to a bank teller to deposit a check, go to the library to research a school project, or meet people face to face to make new friends. Now they can do all those things from the comfort of home with the help of a keyboard and mouse.
The Internet is changing the way we communicate with one another, and for some, it's a welcome alternative. But there are those who think it's creating a community of users who are disconnected from their family and friends. In our continuing series, `Netted: Life Online, Shawn Johnson looks at the effects of spending more and more time in cyberspace.
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