The symbol of this medium is the Internet.
For example, you do not show how you really live but only how you appear to live, even if the image is not far from reality. All fixed, fast frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.
Society is not a group of people; it means in essence a state or condition, a relationship and is therefore necessarily an abstraction.
Behavioural and social sciences, art and literature today have to rise to the same challenge of a world which perceives time as accelerated and sees the present as one continuous, never-ending moment.
These include the economic and other circumstances that lead to migration; the educational, media, and other communication structures that help or hinder the spread of speech patterns; the class, racial, or ethnic divisions that create different slangs or cultures of language use; the relative isolation or integration of different communities within a population; and so on.
References MacIver and Page Society.
We rarely see my aunt and uncle because school and work often get in the way.