Ashburn Patch Article: Social Networking Mania

When social networking replaces relationships

This morning, a quick read through my Facebook news feed revealed that my first cousin’s baby has started walking at nine months; a former co-worker is now engaged; a sister-in-law likes it on the kitchen table (which could be an entire column in itself); and a friend is taking her toddler and new puppy for a walk. I’ve spared you notes on the breakfast recipes and Farmville updates.

Why do we feel the need to broadcast the hourly minutiae of our lives through social media? Continued on Patch


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