EFFECT OF E-MAIL USE ON OTHER COMMUNICATION
The Internet has become the nerve of global communication and became
a growing popularity and ubiquity of personal computers and Internet
services and part of everyday existence at workplace, home and cybercafés
environments. This study examines the effect of Internet (confine to E-mail)
use as opposed to other communication media among women’s administrative
staff in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. The two universities selected
in this study are Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (henceforth UTeM),
Malaysia and University of Brighton (henceforth UB), United Kingdom.
This study is motivated by the desire to explore women’s Internet
experiences concerning their use of Internet (E-mail). That is to say, its
aim is to investigate effect of E-mail use as opposed to other communication
media. The focus of the investigation is the use of E-mail patterns. Data was
collected from a semi-structured interview and it was carried out among
ten women of who are administrative staffs. The study revealed substantial
differences on E-mail use between participants in the two countries.
Keywords: internet, e-mail, women, university settings, Malaysia, United
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