Young people are suffering an epidemic of loneliness despite being more connected by technology than any previous generation.
The survey, for a special day of programs under the slogan “A Life Less Lonely”, is part of a series of special BBC television and radio programs highlighting the issue of loneliness, which has been linked with poor health and other well-being measures.
Research for a series of has found that almost one in 10 adults expects to spend most or all of Christmas Day alone.
How sad. Yet Christmas Day is just one day in the 365 of the year.
The poll revealed three in 10 of those aged between 18 and 24 experience loneliness during the day, almost the same rate as that among those over 65 (31 per cent).
Does Facebook or Twitter give you all you need?
The use of social networking websites has dipped in the U.S and U.K., according to research conducted by U.K. telecoms regulator, Ofcom. Visits to ‘traditional’ social networks also fell in Japan and China between September 2013 and October 2014, it found.
Although I check in three times a day, I don't feel connected. Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother. Valuable time is wasted in reading posts and what is gained?
My effort has not resulted in many extra readers for my books. And that's my main reason for contact. Perhaps time would be better spent on writing my novels. I'd certainly find that more enjoyable.
What do you think about social networking?