“A revolution in technology has connected us online more than ever before: Nearly 60 percent of Americans now have a Facebook account. Digital connections have replaced informal interaction with neighbors and acquaintances. And a quarter of Americans say they have no best friend to confide in. Some caution the decline in face-to-face interactions has led to polarization and congressional gridlock, while others argue that digital connections provide invaluable connections with far-flung family and friends. Diane and guests discuss how virtual relationships affect real life connections and building community.”

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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:

#tds462 Explore the effects of increasing digital connections (Oct 4, 2016)
#tds485 Explore the effects of increasing digital connections (Oct 27, 2016)
#tds924 Explore the effects of increasing digital connections (Jan 9, 2018)

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  1. Kathleen Fink

    Recent research found negative experiences with social media increase perceptions of social isolation, while positive experiences do not reduce perceptions of social isolation:link


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