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Superficially connected: Social media and loneliness

A recently posted YouTube video is encouraging lonely, social network-obsessed technology users to "Look Up" and engage with the real world.
"We edit and exaggerate, crave adulation/We pretend not to notice the social isolation/We put our words into order until our lives are glistening/We don’t even know if anyone is listening," London writer Gary Turk says in the video.
Turk's poetic description of the isolating effect of technology struck a chord with many people. The video, which he posted April 25, has more than 27 million views.
Others share Turk's view that social media ...

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