Abstract—The purpose of this study was analytical study, effect of the most important present event, which is information technology on formation of new type of human communication, and design a model on the relation between persons and type of society. This paper, relying on the literature of sociology in relation to the society and technology. The theoretical frame work of this study is borrowed from Castells’s theory. Using existing documents and comments sociologists in this field was the study guide. The results show that this new communication channels, provides a link that gives shape to life, and accept forms from life. With accelerating speed of information technology, there is reshaping, foundations of society. Culture is formed by the symbols, which are formed due to electronics.
The development of informal communication and participation in social networks, through the formation of peer groups and networks of community-based with the aim to strengthen social skills. Because people fellowship in the social network and informal communication with values and norms of other society and virtual culture. Also, the economy, does not depend to money, such as past, but it is dependent on information, and social capital, is related to rate of this communication, in society. Therefore, understanding the community, is not possible, without electronic instruments.
Index Terms—Community-based networks, information technology, network, social networks, social capital.
Faranak Seyyedi is with the Faculty Member of Islamic Azad university Arak Branch (e-mail: F-Saidy@iau–arak.Ac.ir).
Cite: Faranak Seyyedi, "Sociological Study of the Role of Information Technology in Creating Social Networks," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 108-110, 2012.