Abstract or Introduction
In the past five decades, information technology has advanced immensely from telephone booths to mobile phones. More importantly, is the invention of the internet that has lifted the challenge of distance. Today, people can connect through the internet without having to travel over long distances for a face-to-face meeting. Similarly, communication has become highly sophisticated and simple. Just an email or a text message is enough to deliver information within seconds, doing all that from the comfort of your sofa. Isn’t that not comfort? The answer to this question appears obvious; it is comfort, indeed. Ironically, it is this comfort which has become the problem in the information age, and the society is paying a heavy price for it. It is reported that loneliness has become a social issue in the global society with trends of loneliness showing alarming upward surge. Interestingly, mobile phones are, partly to blame for the rising incidence of loneliness.
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- Patrick Kimuyu (Author), 2018, The Link between Mobile Phones and Loneliness, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/421646