Are we as lonely as we think we are?

Is facebook making us lonely or are we exposing our selves to social medias that make us feel that way? the answer is….we make our selves feel lonely! This article is about how social medias and social communications could make us be exposed to making our selves feel lonely.The article used Yvett Vickers as an example of how she over used social media and that might have been the cause of her death. Many people around the world use facebook for many reasons such as, connection with their family members that might be across the world,to make themselves popular,to try to make new friends,to look for their other half,to be nosey and look at other people and even to stalk someone and know about their life. According to the article  “is facebook making us lonely?”  it states that loneliness is a psychological state.

The article is stating that it is clear that social media is important and that it matters but, that it is not true that facebook is making us lonely. Based on the article is states “But it is clear that social interaction matters. Lonlieness and being alone are not the same thing, but both are on the rise. We meet fewer people. We gather less. And when we gather, our bonds are less meaningful and less easy.” Being lonely has various of side effects such as doing less exercise,having a greater chance in being obesity, your less likely to go through a health condition, you sleep less and you have bigger chances in getting problems such as dementia. This may be the reason Vickers had a higher probability of having a heart condition that killed her. As a younger teenager, many of us use facebook to connect with our so called friends who in reality just add us or request our friendship to really look upon us and see what we are up to in our life. When sometimes we have family members who have us on facebook to keep in contact with us because we simple just live far away from eachother. But as they do, we do aswell. Most of the facebook population uses facebook just to go on it and read their messages or just to look  in their news feed to see what their friends are up to. People with facebook consider they have friends just because they like eachothers pictures or comments on facebook. Those who get lonely because of social media such as facebook is because we go on other peoples pages to see their lives and we envy on what they have. For example; Ill be at work and ill go on facebook and see my friend on vacation and right away i think to myself “i wish i was on vacation like her” or “why am i stuck at work,she is so lucky”. As stated in the article  Loneliness is definatly not something that social media is doing to us. The article proves the point of us choosing technology over human use, like the example given in the article of a man using the machine instead of the man using the human to pay for his things.

An example of facebook friend request

An example of facebook friend request

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