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  • Social media use is linked with increased loneliness
  • Social media use is linked with increased loneliness
    Brian Evans (2016) ©
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Social media use is linked with increased loneliness

Surprisingly, social media really isn’t all that social. People may be chatting more online, but digital friendships don't provide the same value and social support as real life mates. Research has found that heavy social media use among young adults is correlated with an increase in loneliness.

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