Is social media killing true friendship?

Is social media killing true friendship?

In this video from Big Think, Arthur C. Brooks, a professor at both the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, discusses how social media is actually harming our ability to socialize, can contribute to loneliness, and proposes a way to fix it. 

Does this mean we should ban social media and prevent young people from using it? Brooks says no, social media can be a wonderful complement to real-life interactions, like when it is used to arrange plans to meet up with friends. If social media substitutes for real-life relationships, it harms our happiness. If it complements them, it can be beneficial. We need connection now more than ever, and using social media wisely can help us stay connected and support our mental well-being.

We’re lonelier than ever — and there’s one big reason,

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