No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. Social media have made us more connected, more networked than ever, yet for all this connectivity, we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic).
This Loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. Loneliness is not a matter of external conditions; it is a psychological state.
We live in an accelerating contradiction: the more connected we become, the lonelier we are.
We were promised a global village, instead we inhabit dead-end freeways of information. Despite its popularity, or because of it, Facebook has since the beginning, been under suspicion.
In the movie ‘The Social Network’ most interesting scene is the final scene; a silent shot of Zuckerberg sending out a friend request to his ex-girlfriend, then waiting and clicking and waiting and clicking – a moment of superconnected Loneliness.
Facebook arrived in the middle of a dramatic increase in the quantity and intensity of HumanLoneliness, a rise that initially made the site’s promise of greater connection seem deeply attractive.
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