Is Facebook Making us Lonely? A social psychological analysis

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Read the article by Stephen Marche from the Atlantic titled, “Is facebook making us lonely?” linked below:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/

Reflect on some key quotes below:

We know intuitively that loneliness and being alone are not the same thing. Solitude can be lovely. Crowded parties can be agony.”

social networking might be spreading the very isolation it seemed designed to conquer.”

We have all been in that scene: transfixed by the glare of a screen, hungering for response.”

And then highlights some of your own!! **Side note…if you’re not already using Diigo, you need to be….. http://www.diigo.com …***

And then take the UCLA LONELINESS ASSESSMENT:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/loneliness.htm

 

All is Idea? Or Keep it Real?

We talk a lot about ways of knowing and how they contribute to our knowledge. We evaluate knowledge claims.  Today, we’re going to do both.  Read the article below elucidating Berkeley and Wittgenstein’s concepts vs. materialism (keepin’ it real).  Then, we’ll evaluate the claims contained within. 

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/philosophy-returns-to-the-real-world/