The Internet has a large and growing number of users that have created a distinct culture, Internet Dynamics. For examples see Netiquette, Internet friendship, Internet romance, Trolls and trolling, Flaming, Cybering, Hacktivism, Internet humor, Internet slang, Internet art, PSTN.

In the academic world, Sherry Turkle and David Gelernter are just two of the many researchers who investigate the effects of the Internet on individuals.