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Increased Social Media Use tied to Increased Social Isolation Among Young Adults, Claims Analysis
PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2017 – The more time a young
adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially
isolated, according to a national analysis. In addition to the time
spent online, the scientists found that frequency of use was associated
with increased social isolation.
The finding, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
suggests that use of social media does not present a panacea to help
reduce perceived social isolation—when a person lacks a sense of social
belonging, true engagement with others and fulfilling relationships. In
the past, social isolation has been independently associated with an
increased risk for mortality.
People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what
they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It
- Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings