Is Facebook Making You Lonely? Don’t Be Stupid.
If you want to get a lot of attention on the internet, blame the internet for causing people’s deepest problems. The Atlantic learned this in 2008 when it published a cover story headlined “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The digital dust storm that kicked up was such that the magazine felt compelled to follow up with a story asking, “Is Google actually making us smarter?”
Now here we are again with another cover story, this one by Stephen Marche, posing the question: “Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?” So: Is Facebook making us lonely? In a word, no.