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Postby athar1984 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:00 pm

Semester “Fall 2011”
“Introduction to Sociology” (SOC101)”

Assignment No. 01 Marks: 10

“Emergence of electronic communities”

Advent of the internet brought a radical dramatic transition which allows people to
communicate across boundaries and states. It is also affecting the socio political structure
and personal life of an individual. The emergence of electronic communities is also a
product of internet that is a social system of virtual convergence like Facebook, Twitter,
and Myspace etc which is affecting your daily social life in some way.

With reference to above mentioned statement answer the following questions.

1. Which electronic community you have joined and why? 2

2. Which parameters or issues you consider important to discuss with your
associates or friends on this platform. 4

3. In which way your electronic community is affecting your social life? 4

Important Tips
This Assignment can be best attempted from the knowledge acquired after watching
video lecture no. 01 to lecture no 14 and reading handouts as well as recommended
text books.
Opening Date and Time Nov 11, 2011 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid-Night)
Due Date and Time Nov 15, 2011 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)

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