Study: Internet use leads to more diverse social networks!

New story out from the Associated Press today quoting the Pew Internet and American Life Project has revealing findings: The Internet and mobile phones are not linked to social isolation.

According to the study, online activities such as e-mail, blogging and frequenting Internet hangouts can even lead to larger, more diverse social networks.

“Social isolation has not changed that much since 1985,” said Keith Hampton, the main author of the study professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. This means that very few adults – 6 percent of the population – say they have no one to talk to about important matters in their lives.

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