Are We Losing Friendships Over Social Media?
What would never happen in the face-to-face world happens without thought online daily. Of course, the rules for social interactions can't always carry over from the face-to-face world into the Internet; we just don't have the emotional bandwidth to read and respond to dozens (or for some people, hundreds) of status updates daily. And most updates don't carry with them emotional weight. But major life news, accomplishments, losses, emotional anniversaries -- these have the potential to bring out a lot of hurt feelings when we can see that our words were heard but elicited no response.
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