Millions of people have gone online

This study aims to contribute to design as research from the perspective of the social sciences. In 1993 the graphical interface to the Internet was presented when Mosaic became available.note 3 Since then, millions of people 'have gone online'. The complexity of the social structures, on- and offline that have evolved because of the Internet have grown beyond our imagination. Therefore this study will use the social sciences as a perspective to research the phenomenon of Presence in environments where technology plays a crucial role.