从技术上讲，互联网是一个互联网络的全球网络。所有这些网络都拥有像网页这样的文件，这些文件可以被所有其他联网的计算机访问。每一台电脑或诸如手机等与互联网相连的设备都有能力以电子邮件或其他文件的形式通过互联网发送和接收文件。因此，世界各地的人们总是联系在一起。如果我们把互联网放在历史语境中，然后批判性地审视互联网对社会关系的影响，那么我们就会发现，互联网使用的影响很大程度上取决于特定的目标，比如自我表达或竞争。在1998年，Kraut和他的同事提到了互联网使用和社会关系下降之间的关系。多年后，同一组人对原始样本组进行了研究，发现使用互联网的负面影响已经消散，也表明互联网对现代人的社会心理健康有非常积极的影响。在这里，我的目的或目标是批判性地分析博谢在这个话题上所做的工作，即线上和线下社会关系的相互形成。本课题的作者是马里兰大学信息学院的博谢博士(博士，伦斯勒理工学院)助理教授。她出版了许多关于信息管理的书籍。她的研究方向是卫生信息学;老年人学习和使用电脑和互联网;计算机素养;终身学习;公民参与;志愿服务;社会关系;社会支持;网络社区;健康和幸福(http:/ / terpconnectt.umd)。Edu/ ~北京/)。通过我的批判性分析，我了解到，互联网对现代社会的社会关系具有积极和消极的影响。一些积极的影响就像网上聊天，这将会带来新的友谊和关系，这也有助于与老朋友保持联系。当人们在网上聊天长时间聊天时，这种闲聊可能是一种浪费。互联网对社会关系的积极影响可能是至关重要的，但使用互联网的缺点可能是破坏性的.
Technically speaking internet is a global network of interconnected networks. All most all of these networks holds files such as web pages, that can be accessed by all other networked computers. Every computer or any device like cell phone etc which is connected to internet have the ability to send and receive files in the form of emails or another file extensions over the internet. And thus the people all over the world are connected always. If we place internet in the historical context and then critically examines the effect of internet use on the social relationships then we could see that the effects of internet use are largely depended on particular goals such as self-expression or competition. In 1998, Kraut and his colleagues cited a correlation between the internet use and declines in social relationships. After years the same group of people did a study on the original sample group and founded out that the negative effects of using internet had dissipated and also it suggested that the internet had a very positive effect on social and psychological wellbeing of the modern people. Here my aim or objective is to critically analyse the work done by Bo Xie on the topic The mutual shaping of online and offline social relationships. The author of this topic is Dr. Bo Xie, (PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic ) Assistant Professor in college of information studies under the University of Maryland. She has published a number of books on information management. Her Research Interests are in Health informatics; older adults' learning and use of computers and the Internet; computer literacy; lifelong learning; civic engagement; volunteering; social relationships; social support; online communities; health and well-being (http: //terpconnect.umd. Edu/~ boxie/).As a conclusion of my critical analysis I came to know that internet has both positive and negative effects on the social relationships in the modern world.Some of the positive effects are like online chatting, which will create new friendships and relationships which also helps in behind in touch with old friends .The same chatting could be the demerit when it creates wasteful relationships between people while chatting in the net for long hours. The positive effects of the internet on the social relationships may be crucial but the demerits of using internet might be destructive