To celebrate the month of October, I’ve got a slightly spooky one for you today. Ever felt isolated, despite your hundreds, maybe thousands of online friend and followers? Ever felt dissatisfied with likes, comments and shares, even though human interaction […]
In the last decade we have seen the consequences of a growing disconnect between social media and real life – and the subsequent declining mental health among young adults. Add to this, that we spend a quarter of our lives […]
It’s not a new idea that social media does more to divide us than bring us together (it’s original selling point). We often choose it over in-person interactions. But, it’s with the vague excuse that we’re technically interacting with our […]
A conversation with an AI used to seem so futuristic and exciting. They were set pieces in Sci-Fi movies or groundbreaking innovations reported on in the news. How quickly we have moved beyond chatbots being new and novel, to a […]
Relocating to a new city or country means leaving friends and much of the family behind. This alone is reason enough to make this change difficult. And there is also the challenge of getting used to the new environment, the culture shock, and the lengthy process of becoming an accepted member of the new community.
Adulthood can feel like a perpetually lonely and isolating time in our lives. We’re all so busy trying to get ahead that our sociability sometimes takes a hit. Old friendships wither and die, whilst new ones seem few and far […]
Social media is, without a doubt, useful and exciting. It offers us so much information, so much fun content, and such easy ways to communicate. However, it is not all good. It also has a darker, more insidious side.
The term ‘urban loneliness’ has been mentioned more and more often in recent years. However, what is urban loneliness, exactly?