Loneliness and The Social Network

Are social networks contributing to our sense of loneliness? It sure looks that way in The Innovation of Loneliness video that’s currently getting a lot of traction online. Drawing on sociological research and some interesting stats, Shimi Cohen (creator of the vid) makes a valid argument for why we should spend more time trying to connect in real life, rather than connect online.

Loneliness is a real problem in a world that is becoming increasingly connected thanks to modern technology. Instead of spending time “editing” our profiles so as to present the perfect version of ourselves on various social networks, he encourages us to spend a little more time in the real world making authentic connections by being ourselves, unedited, to combat loneliness. 

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