The Daily Telegraph editorial From:The Daily Telegraph July 20, 2011
According to the latest research, Australians between the ages of 25 and 34 are the most prone to loneliness. It is probably not a coincidence that people in this age bracket are among the most intensive users of new media. In fact, according to the same research, those who use many platforms of new media are more prone to feeling lonely than are those who use only one or two platforms. The solution to all of this solitude may not be to cut back on email or internet use but instead to expand potential contact places beyond the virtual realm. In other words, get outside and meet someone. This is far from being a trivial matter. Australia has for a long time been over-represented when it comes to serious depression issues involving young adults. Meeting people can help.