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מציג פוסטים מתאריך 2017

We need a real social app

We live in the age of social apps and yet, our generation suffers from lack of real connections.
This is a real danger to our health. According to a TED talk about what makes a good life, by Robert Waldinger, the director of the Harvard study of adult development - a 78 years study with 724 participants, it was concluded that "good relationships keeps us happier and healthier". Another TED talk called "The secret to living longer might be your social life" by Susan Pinker, talks about how the residents of a small Italian island has a long lifespan which the lecturer links to the people interactions with their community. All of these support the fact that our interactions with other people makes our life happier, healthier and longer.
But that’s ok, we are the generation of social apps, we have hundreds or even thousands of friends on social networks, we should be fine, right? Well, no. Recent researches show that the existing social apps have the opposite effect as w…