Is Facebook Making Us Lonely

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Beside Facebook emotional aptitudes, it make us less socially awkward, by offering us a coaching platform for social interaction training. Yet, we are told that Facebook hinders our natural ability to have physical interactions such as face to face discussions. In this vein, Stephen Marche, a Canadian writer, in “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” depicted the fact that, “[…] the more connected we become, the lonelier we are. We were promised a global village; instead we inhabit the drab cul-de-sacs […]. At the forefront of all this unexpectedly lonely interactivity is Facebook […].”(Marche) In others words, Stephen holds that Facebook has upended social and psychological norms, shifting us from a real realm of friends to a notional land. Oppositely to this claim, I do gather that Facebook, as a training tool, helps individuals to gain their self-esteem in real social interactions. …show more content…

[…] [and] ‘strengthen community engagement and attachment’ [...]. Once they felt like they were doing okay, then they could continue the conversation face-to-face in a more comfortable state […].”(Ossola) This illustration supports the inevitable role of Facebook in building up the real social life of teenagers. By surfing on Facebook, teenagers communicate, interact, and instantly build their “self-esteem” (Ossola). In light of all these, Facebook creates a big circle of friendship where individuals can enjoy and be trained on social interaction. Consequently, by allowing one on one discussions or group discussions with people form multitude horizons, Facebook fosters our ego. We then start to become confident enough in real social

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