Are Social Networks Breeding a Truly Lonely Society?
Do you spend a lot of time on your Facebook page? Do you find yourself on the site a lot?
Author Margie Warrell asks this question a little better:
Are you often checking in on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other one of the new social media networks? If so, then it’s very likely you’ve been unwittingly seduced by them. That is, that you’ve fallen into the trap of relying on them for affirmation, validation, and a sense of belonging that they can never fully provide. At least not for long. Which is why you keep returning for more. And more. And more. But it’s never enough.
So is it ever enough? How many real friends do you have, as in, real friends in real life?
In his post on the video below, “What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking,” Cam Lincoln of Mobiledia.com writes, “In a world where we collect friends like stamps, there’s actually a connection between using social media and being lonely. I was shocked at 0:40. My jaw dropped at 2:20. And — yup — my mind was blown at 3:40.”
Check out this thought provoking video, then consider the questions again.
Is social media changing the fundamental basics of human friendship?