Snippet: Lonely from Social Networking ☇

Shared on April 13, 2012

I think this piece by Stephen Marche at The Atlantic has quite a bit of validity, especially with the Generation Y and Generation Z crowds (via 512 Pixels):

…Within this world of instant and absolute communication, unbounded by limits of time or space, we suffer from unprecedented alienation. We have never been more detached from one another, or lonelier. In a world consumed by ever more novel modes of socializing, we have less and less actual society. We live in an accelerating contradiction: the more connected we become, the lonelier we are. We were promised a global village; instead we inhabit the drab cul-de-sacs and endless freeways of a vast suburb of information.

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