Facebook and Cyber-Detachment: What’s the Real Deal?

BY BETHANY YOUNG

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle seems to debunk fears that social networking sites and an obsessive dependence on the Internet have created a society of isolated mouse-clickers. According to the article, the first study, conducted in 2006, correlated increased Internet usage for work with an alarming percentage of individuals who claimed that they had no one close enough to discuss so-called “important matters” with. However, a 2009 study Continue reading “Facebook and Cyber-Detachment: What’s the Real Deal?”