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Friendship in Technology Times

LAKSHMI on August 13, 2015

Technology and always-on, ubiquitous Internet access offers us an opportunity to know a large number of people (without actually needing to "know them"), with very little effort. This satisfies the momentary expediencies of modern life in that we get instant attention and are heard at all times. Consequently, we are never alone. But is "not being alone" the same as "not being lonely"? Are relationships more complicated in the digital era? Has the definition of friendship changed?

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This is an excerpt of our article on HuffPost Parents. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

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