Virtual Communities, Lonely Reality

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Asia’s love affair with technology and the web is taking its toll. According to Reuters, students in India are spending so much time surfing the internet and blogging that they are becoming isolated, depressive and even suicidal. There’s been a decline in real life social activities and sports on campus with students preferring the solitude of being with their laptops and computer in the virtual company of a billion bytes of humanity.

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2 Responses to “Virtual Communities, Lonely Reality”

  1. Kenny Mah Says:

    Perhaps. But for some of us, being alone offline could be as depressing. So long as it doesn’t become addictive (who am I kiddin’?), blogging might be a sanctuary as well as a disease…

  2. digitalnomad Says:

    The more attached we are…the less connected we become.

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