Caution as you proceed, this is a very long article.
It's also a very good one. Scratch that. It's an excellent one.
Proceed if you have time to dig into one of the most interesting and insightful article about the "Facebook effect" in our day to day lives. And yes, the comments are almost as good as the article.
I'll summarize the main points in a bottom line:
1 - We are lonelier than ever ...
2 - Our connections are growing broader but shallower
3 - Facebook is NOT to blame
4 - Valuing happiness is not necessarily linked to greater happiness.
Via Joel Cheuoua