How has the Internet changed social behavior for baby boomers?
I can remember a time when it was a cool way to spend a weekend night driving around or cruising. In the relic film, American Graffi, teens cruised the one ways for fun. Often they would drag race. Getting a driver's license meant having the road to fun and freedom on the weekends.
I can't remember the last time I heard students talking about just cruising around. I think there are several reasons "invisible" to the the eye that accounts for this change in preference. 1) gas is higher in price so students look for an alternative entertainment. 2) jobs are hard to find so that it is no longer a necessity to have a car. 3) The Internet is a low-cost substitute that has huge benefits. 4) human behavior directs itself to a low cost behavior. 4) there's been a rise in public transportation.
So a technological innovation has changed social behavior away from time wasting, gas wasting behavior to social networking on the Internet.