Words by c.z.robertson

Debunking studies of internet user loneliness

2000-02-19 02:00:00 UTC

Following the release last week of a study claiming that internet users were lonelier than non-internet users, Scott Rosenberg has quite nicely demolished its findings. The article ends with an analysis of why newspapers are so happy to print such stories. Though I agree with Rosenberg, I can't help but notice that his arguments also explain why Salon would have an interest in refuting them.