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.