How would you do without them to be in touch with classmates in elementary and wish a happy birthday to the third cousin? Or how would you know where they are and what they do all of your friends?
In reality, the effect caused by their excessive use is just the opposite: we isolate ourselves every time we spend time on social media, rather than go out and enjoy the company of friends.
We talk about social media because they are definitely the most used sites, but generally spend too much time online has the same negative results.
Now, examined the subject reporting a study carried out by Professor Brian Primack of the University of Medicine Pittsburgh of 1,787 adults aged 19 to 32 years. It was found that those who use social media for more than two hours a day doubles the chance to suffer from social isolation and loneliness.
Each person was asked to define their own isolation level using the technique of Promis (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System). The result is a connection between the isolation experienced by the subjects and the use of social media, despite having eliminating various social and demographic factors that could influence the result.
Professor Primark says that we are “social creatures,” but society and the modern lifestyle that tends to isolate us.
So the question is that it was not the use of new media to result in isolation but are the people who feel more isolated to have the need to use social media to get out.
In any case, Professor Primack says that neither the media nor the company to spend too much time online is able to help individuals who suffer from this isolation.