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social media isolation

Social media can actually instill loneliness.

Once past our maximum circle of 150 contacts, we cannot focus on any more. This is why humans tend to stick to smaller groups where we can be ourselves and offer candid testimony without the benefit of editing.

The less we see reality the less that interaction offers us anything tangible and worthy of our time. We also don't get to share our pain and joy with others in a beneficial way. Our dependence on social media instead breeds more isolation as we water down our human interaction to a series of sound bytes.

Those of us who didn't grow up with these platforms may be less likely to become addicted and yet we have all been exposed to them and have fallen for their spell in varying degrees.


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