Individual isolation in the decade of social networks

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“Together alone” has become a prominent phrase catching the feelings of millions engaging themselves in social networks on the internet. In fact, these networks brought the people of the world together in the last decade. More than one billion individuals meet on Facebook and this number is easily surpassed when adding up the users of competitors like Twitter, Orkut or Tumblr - and of dating sites. A recent study of Pew Research shows that 67% of all US-American adults regularly engage in social networks with women (71%) leading men (62%).