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Social networks: unprecedented communication, unprecedented alienation?

April 19, 2012

An article in The Atlantic asks "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?".

Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/8930/

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