I recently read the article "Study: Internet use won't cause social isolation" at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10391416-93.html?tag=mncol;title. It is interesting because the research indicated that people who used digital media and internet social interactions were more likely to build personal relationships with others in their communities. I have been cautious the increase in social networking because of the fear that it would cause people to distance themselves from interpersonal communication. I recently read the post-apocolyptic novel Oryx and Crake in which people became voyeurs who were distanced from each other through digital technologies. However, this research showed that people often don't rely solely on social networks to interact with others. They are another way for people to communicate and maintain relationships. What are your views on this issue and research?