Introverts and the Internet: Background information when reading Quiet

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Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain
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    Jan 2012, 352 pages
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    Jan 2013, 352 pages

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Stacey Brownlie

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Introverts and the Internet

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I wasn't surprised when Susan Cain's book, Quiet, mentioned that introverted people often thrive in the online world and are actually more likely to share personal information there than extroverts. I, for example, though unquestionably an introvert, enjoy reviewing books for BookBrowse, have profiles on several social networking sites, and have written a blog; these are all comfortable outlets for me to explore and express my interests.

Many introverts communicate via the Internet for this reason, relishing the chance to pursue their passions and find like-minded people in a way that is friendly to their temperament. Likewise, online communication has also made information and discussion about introverts and introversion more accessible to the world at large. The following examples are just a few of the many online resources created for and about introverts:

Article by Stacey Brownlie

This article was originally published in February 2012, and has been updated for the January 2013 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.

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