A Review of the Concepts of Social Action and Isolation in Virtual Space

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Ph.D. in Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Lecturer and Researcher in Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Cyberspace and its impact as the main competitor of real space in various aspects is considered and have been studied by many thinkers and theorists. For various reasons (political, social, cultural, etc.) it is lead to the presence of people, especially young people in virtual space, as all borders crossed the behavior and influence actions of people. According to the increasing importance and undeniable young social role of the public new ways, in this paper, the impact of cyberspace on social action using views and theories of sociology is studied. Does Virtual Space lead to social isolation? This article examines the impact of Virtual Space on social isolation from the other observations theoretically. As far as, modern world accelerate in chaotic direction with dramatically increasing of electronic relation instrument and diversity taken one more meaning and the content of communication has changed the upper limit in one side and on the other hand, virtual space lead to individual changes and variation of personality, especially in youth, therefore, evaluation of sociological theory and research results can confirm that presence in virtual space without any mean or purpose have been lead to social isolation in virtual seekers.