This enlightening video, titled The Innovation of Loneliness, was written, designed, and animated by Shimi Cohen who discusses the topic of social networking and loneliness. As many people know, more and more online users describe themselves as feeling lonely, even with all of their popular feeds and long subscribers lists.
He explains that eventually a paradox is created where we have many ‘friends,’ yet we feel more and more alone. The root may all be about control. Even when IMing and texting, we have total control of what we say before our partner can even read the first letter. In a real time conversation, this control is lacking. This may be the key to truly connecting with other people.