You hear a lot about how Facebook and other social media sites are bad for you, but are there actually some benefits involved?
“For generations, commentators have worried about the impact of technology on people’s stress.
“Trains and industrial machinery were seen as noisy disruptors of pastoral village life that put people on edge. Telephones interrupted quiet times in homes. Watches and clocks added to the de-humanizing time pressures on factory workers to be productive.
“Radio and television were organized around the advertising that enabled modern consumer culture and heightened people’s status anxieties.
“Inevitably, the critics have shifted their focus onto digital technology.”
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