Many psychologists highlight that advances in technology are making people less social. There is no doubt that technologies solve numerous everyday problems. However, using them in the wrong way is dangerous for our social connections. People forget what face-to-face interactions mean and lose skills of communication in person.
Avoiding ‘real’ meetings and always online provokes feelings of anxiety and loneliness that reduce the quality of life, making people less social or even anti-social. Another dangerous moment in exceeding online communication (apart from losing social skills) is the loss of quality emotional connections with others, as we communicate through likes and emojis. Moreover, technologies reduce attention and the ability to concentrate on one thing. Consequently, people become unable to devote themselves to quality relationships with friends, as they need to check their phones continually.