Internet and personality of digital natives: the problem of virtual boundaries
The paper dwells on the problem of the relationship of reality and Internet virtuality. The competitive structures of virtual interactions in the mental continuums of the Internet and related changes in the semantic structure of the individual are clarified. These changes are transformed at the intersection of traditional life practices and newly emerging, multiplying virtual environments. The question of the bases and forms of recognition of the new social network and local personal reality of communications is raised; the general and everyday changes in the life of a human Internet user are clarified; in this regard, we analyze the value structures of public consciousness, the dominants of its sacred otherness, changed as a result of the emergence of new information technologies and their carriers, the generation of "digital natives".