Writtern by Adam L. Penenberg, Professor of Journalism at NYC and contributing editor for Fast Company
This is one of the "feel good" articles, a very positive report on social networks and how it's affecting those of us who are participating. It's backed up by Pew Research so it's not just the author's opinion.
What caught my attention: Excerpt:
The population on social networks has almost doubled over the past three years. Although some worry these online connections are being used to replace flesh and blood relationships, the Pew study found "little validity to concerns that people who use [social networks] experience smaller social networks, less closeness, or are exposed to less diversity." On the contrary, Americans "have more close social ties than they did two years ago," and "are less socially isolated."
And it all comes down to trust. For this, you can thank the oxytocin in your brain.