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Is excessive use of social media an addiction?

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 15 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2171

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Life & Loneliness

Life is lonely, because communication is like an asymptote. Asymptotes are geometrics with two lines that are close but don't quite connect; while communication is dialectics with two lives that are close but don't quite connect. Unrequited and disquieting, our lonely lives lack the nexus of context and impact of contact.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 May 2019
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA