Are you lonely even with thousands of friends on social media?

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  • Friday, 13 Nov 2015

You may have thousands of friends on social media, but are they really people you can talk to? Photo: AFP

Technology may make us feel more connected than ever; most people are just a call, text or tweet away. But does this actually make us closer?

“Even as the quantity of our connections with other people is on the rise, the quality of our connections is often taking a turn for the worse,” Kory Floyd, professor of communication at the University of Arizona, writes in his book, The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies For Finding Real Connections In Your Life (Adams Media).

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