The Internet is Bringing Us Closer Together

You often hear technology characterized as a dangerous temptation that disrupts social growth. Technological interactions are fundamentally “not real,” we are told, and are antithetical to “real” traditional social interactions.

Among many examples to the contrary, file this: a study out recently finds that, with reasonable attempts to control for compounding variables, access to broadband internet increases marriage rates. If the study’s conclusions are valid, that meansĀ a traditional social interaction (whatever one thinks of it) is directly being supported and encouraged by computer communication technology.

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