Thursday, September 13, 2012

Results of This Week's Poll: 40% Of You Feel That Usage of Social Media Over Time Leads To Lonliness

Image From Atlantic Magazine

The results of this week's poll are in.

This poll asks your  response to a recent article in Atlantic Magazine " Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? "which claims the following:

Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society.

PLEASE TAKE OUR POLL: Does heavy usage of social media sites such as Facebook or Second Life make a user more or less lonely over time?

Heavy usage of social media makes a user more lonely over time
18 (40%)

Heavy usage of social media makes a user less lonely over time
12 (27%)

Heavy usage of social media makes no difference in terms of the user being more or less lonely.
9 (20%)

I am not sure / I do not know
5 (11%)

Total votes: 44
Numbers do not equal 100% because of rounding. Actual # of is before the given percentage. 

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