Internet not isolating, study finds

November 5, 2009 6:46:48 PM PST
The Internet is not isolating people to the extent often reported.

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Research done by the Pew Center and the University of Pennsylvania shows it is just the opposite.

The report says Americans who use social websites like Facebook and Twitter, cell phones, text messaging and photo sharing sites have a larger, more diverse group of close confidants than those who do not.

Internet users are also more likely to hang out in public places like coffee shops or parks instead of holing up at home.

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