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  1. Virtual culture and virtual connections have increased. Accordingly, the real ones have weakened. Although, if you don't have the opportunity to fly to the Louvre, then it's great to take the opportunity to see the exhibition virtually

  2. In many ways. One of these new phenomena that we are studying is the emergence of “quasi – trust”. Recent story: a woman gave a bunch of children's clothing to some fund to help children in Luhansk. A week later, I saw all these things on Avito. I ordered it. They were delivered by the same aunt who came to pick up clothes for Luhansk children.

    Internet services challenge both legal and sociological theory. Today, generalized trust (i.e., trusting strangers) is a public good. A hundred years ago, some legal systems “coded” such a crime as minor fraud. The deceived person shared some of the responsibility with the deceiver. Therefore, the characters of Mark Twain and O'Henry are presented in a favorable light.: they only punish the stupidity and credulity of narrow-minded philistines. You shouldn't have trusted someone you didn't know. But today, a trust fraudster like Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat does not commit a crime against a particular philistine-Pinocchio – he undermines “faith in people “(provided that the fox and the cat are people), and thereby commits a crime against the social whole. (This is similar to Cicero's argument about murder: the murderer does not harm the family of the murdered person, but the divine world order; he violates not human, but eternal law). The trust is being “nationalized”. This is public capital. Your trust is no longer yours.

    But what about Internet services? If the Internet is a big village, can we say that the line between generalized trust (to a person in general) and interpersonal trust (to a specific person) will also soon become dotted? On social media and sites like TheQuestion, we're all a bit ” familiar.” If I take advantage of this to give deliberately false answers to questions from people who trust me, without knowing me personally, will this be a fraud on trust? That's the lawyer's question.

    For sociologists, the distinction: generalized trust / interpersonal trust is the main one, and now it has begun to “rattle” in recent years. In our Eurobarometer in Russia study, we constantly encounter a funny phenomenon: the more Russians trust their friends and acquaintances (and interpersonal trust has been growing since 2012), the less they trust everyone else (generalized trust falls in proportion to the growth of interpersonal trust). At the same time, the gap separates the trust of a stranger and a familiar person. However, at this rate, in ten years ' time, we will need a completely different theory that describes the relationship between trust and social connections in the world of Internet communication.

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