NPR reports that for young adults, social media may not be so social after all. Heavy use of platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram could be associated with feelings of isolation according to a recent study.
Brian Primrack is the Director of the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Primrack and a colleague studied face to face social connections versus interactions that happen virtually.
Individuals who spent an inordinate amount of time on social media had twice the odds of perceived social isolation.
The link below details the research and its findings.
Source: Katherine Hobson/NPR
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