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4/17/12: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

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By Doug Fabrizio

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4/17/12: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Salt Lake City, Utah – In the world of Facebook, you've got immediate access to a large circle of people - from your best friend in third grade to your sister-in-law's mother. New research suggests though that we have never been lonelier or more narcissistic. In the May issue of The Atlantic, writer and culture critic Stephen Marche takes on the epidemic of loneliness in the digital age. Tuesday, he joins us for a conversation about the effect it's having on our physical and mental health.

  • Read Stephen Marche's article Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? in the May issue of The Atlantic.
  • How lonely are you? Answer questions about yourself on the UCLA Loneliness Scale

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