: This study aims to analyse and describe the impact online communication has on human existence. Over the course of this study multiple theories and philosophers are addressed. All in order to address the transformative power of online communication in human experience, human action and the way in which humans are able to realise themselves in society. Multiple sources have been consulted to complete this study, but the book “What things do” written by Peter-Paul Verbeek (2005) is used as a reference point in regard of structure, argumentation and point of departure. The main difference between this study and Verbeek’s study is the specification on the impact of online communication, while Verbeek focused on technological artefacts in general. Moreover, the relevance of this study is denoted via the discussion of potential threats and opportunities during and after an extensive elaboration on the impact online communication has on human existence.