Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Effects of Social Networking
Here is an interesting article from last October's Psychiatric Times. The article, written by Dr. Lauren LaPorta, examines the effects of social networking on the human psyche and our ability to maintain healthy relationships. I found it to be eye-opening and incredibly accurate. Though social networking sites seem to facilitate meaningful relationships, in reality they create pseudo intimacy. We know about our friends, but we don't actually know them. Read for yourself below.