Anti-social networking

From 11-year-olds to presidential hopefuls, the social networking website has become the single most important communication tool there is, but can we balance the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology or are we in danger of becoming soc

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
6th October, 2007

From 11-year-olds to presidential hopefuls, the social networking website has become the single most important communication tool there is, but can we balance the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology or are we in danger of becoming socially disconnected only communicating through websites?

These days, you’re nobody until you’re somebody’s friend. David only has ten friends; Gillian has 40. She’s obviously better connected but contrarily, almost certainly has to spend more time alone. For...

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