Has social media stunted our ability to be social?

Social networking provides breadth but rarely depth, and in-person contact is what we crave, even if online contact seems to take away some of that craving. In the end, the online interaction works best as a supplement, not a replacement for in-person contact. The cost of all of our electronic connectedness appears to be that it limits our biological capacity to connect with other people.

Daniel Levitin, The Organized Mind

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(Actually this might have been from Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance, I am not sure. Poor record keeping sorry)

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