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IT STARTED with an article in the journal Biologist (vol 56, p 14) by the psychologist Aric Sigman. He argued that the increasing use of electronic media was causing a decrease in face-to-face social contact. Given that loneliness and isolation are linked to an increased risk of illness and death, might the internet and social networking sites be a health risk?
That could be because using the internet and social networking sites actually appears to reduce loneliness and improve well-being, as was reported as long ago as 2002 in the Journal of Social Issues
Haven't you heard of instant messenger's?
Originally posted by depth om
It's also a way for the capstone to profile you, your family, and your friends.
Originally posted by mystiq
Instant messaging and skype are for keeping in touch with contacts. Facebook, livejournal, and many other sites, including ats, and forums are for making contacts and friends from around the world. There is quite a difference between the two.