"From 1985 to 2009, the average size of an American’s social network—defined by the number of confidants people feel they have—has declined by more than one-third. We may have hundreds of friends on Instagram, but evidence is mounting that those connections are not the ones that provide us the social balm we need, which is human contact."

@editor That makes me think of Bowling Alone, which I bought a copy of and never read, only because it seemed too depressing at the time.

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