The humanistic intensive internet use model
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Let us return back to Xiao Wang’s letter sent to Tao Hongkai, the first part of which was introduced at the beginning of Chapter Two. Doing so allows us to move beyond merely the overt symptoms he expressed in the first part, and which the Young-Tao model overly focuses upon, and toward both a more contextual understanding of Xiao Wang’s social existence and the theory and method used in this book as a way to make sense of the offline and online lifeworld of these “cultural rebels” called internet addicts. Here is part two:
I feel that the pressure in reality is getting more and more, I also cannot say specifically what this pressure is, I just always feel that this pressure is great! In summary, I am infatuated with “the internet” approximately because in the virtual world I can find a sense of satisfaction and freedom. Inside the internet I simply don’t know what is pressure or worry. I am able to say and do whatever I like, and no one is going to discriminate against me as everyone online seems equal, and so in cyberspace you can feel like an emperor. I don’t receive any restriction/obligation there. The friends in cyberspace really stick together through thick and thin, and so I feel that my friends online are the only ones I can consider to be real friends. But in reality? It is really difficult to accept! Like this I have broken away from reality.