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Print Column: We’re More Affluent and Connected Than Ever, So Why Do We Feel So Alone and Unhappy?

Print Column: We’re More Affluent and Connected Than Ever, So Why Do We Feel So Alone and Unhappy?

MINOT, N.D. — “The average person in the U.S. has only one close friend, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review.” That’s something NBC News reported earlier this year. “One in four people have no confidantes at all,” they also reported, and some 75 percent of people say they’re unsatisfied with the friendships they

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Senator Kevin Cramer Signs Letter to Facebook Over Censorship of Pro-Life Content

North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer – along with Senators Ted Cruz (Texas), Josh Hawley (Missouri), and Mike Braun (Indiana) – has sent a letter to Facebook asking them to remove any restrictions placed on content produced by a pro-life group which was “fact-checked” by people with ties to the pro-choice side of the abortion debate.

Dustin wears the vintage Science Museum hoodie. (Photo courtesy of Netflix via the Science Museum of Minnesota)

A Reminder That Social Media Activism Isn’t Real Life

Social media has come to dominate current. Or, at the very least, the way we perceive current events. It’s not just the mobs and factions which form on social media, both organized and spontaneous, it’s how much time journalists spend writing and talking about what’s happening on social media. We may be living in the

Social Media Justice Is No Justice At All

There is no question in my mind that the democratization of the media brought about by blogs, and the enhancements to communications brought by platforms like Facebook and Twitter, have been a net benefit to society. But there is an element to social media, in particular, that’s grown disturbing. Specifically, the rise of online mob

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