The Innovation Of Loneliness: How Is Social Media Impacting Your Life?

October 14, 2016

The Innovation Of Loneliness: How Is Social Media Impacting Your Life?


Ah, the joys of social media. Is it making our life better or worse? The discussion continues….

While our focus is shifting towards individual achievements over community, more and more people are feeling lonely. They feel vulnerable, opening up to others for warm, friendly, heart-to-heart conversations. Then, along comes social media.

As people share and chat from islands of isolation, filtering and massaging information, they are undermining the genuine credibility of conversation. Bits and pieces of tweets, posts, and chats aren’t allowing people either to open up or understand others. Social media connection is often about presenting our best self - not our true self. 

Are these online connections actually helping with loneliness, or they are making it worse? Could this social media activity be chipping away at your quiet time as well, when you could think and reflect?

Learn more in this thought-provoking, animated video based on the work of Sherry Turkle and Dr Yair Amichal-Hamburger. And don't forget to share your thoughts below. 

 

Read more on the impact of social media on your life or try doing a five-minute journal as an alternative to spending time on social media. 

 




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