Re: fwd, nytimes: Internet use causes depression and loneliness

Hara Ra (
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 00:46:11 -0700

>Sunah Caroline Cherwin:

>> Researchers Find Sad, Lonely World in Cyberspace >>

Yes, the Net by itself is no substitute for ftf contact; and lonely nerds who aren't socially skilful will not get better via the Net.

However, my experience is different, cuz I am willing to do ftf, so I go to cryo meetings, extropian events, etc, and meet the people behind the email postings. This expands my life, and healthfully so.


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