Is social media good for you


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Social networking is continually slammed in the press for be psychologically and socially damaging.

I'm not so sure. It's ubiquity is certain to create social change, but I don't think it's all change for the worse.

In fact, I believe that if designers, user experience experts, sociologists and psychologists collaborate, we have the potential to design better social relationships than the real-world ones we have now.

At the very least, we can create technology that helps people interact instead of separating them.

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