Not lonely on social media?

A new study suggests being on social media doesn't lead to isolation

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Does social media make people isolated?

"Social media doesn't make people isolated and depressed," the Mail Online reports.

The news is based on a new study that looked at what researchers termed "social displacement" due to social media. This was defined as spending less time in face-to-face interaction due to time spent on social media. The researchers thought that this could lead to reduced wellbeing.

The study consisted of 2 surveys. The first carried out between 2009 and 2011 asked more than 2,000 people aged 33-37 about their social media use and face-to-face interactions.

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