A new study from the University of Michigan found that the more participants used Facebook, the more likely they were to feel sadness and dissatisfaction. These results echo previous studies that show face-to-face interaction with people makes us happier and healthier. There is a growing awareness among scientists that communications technologies are inadequate substitutes for the real thing; and, ultimately, we are made for relationship, not social networking.
ELSEWHERE: We’re Made for Relationship, Not Social Networking
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James Hoskins is a teacher, writer, musician, and philosophy geek. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a M.A. in Science & Religion from Biola University. James teaches philosophy and science classes at a private, college prep high school in the Kansas City area. You can find him at his blog PhiloLogos, and on Twitter under @clumsybrute.