Writing about technology and social media is tricky. It’s incredibly easy to come of as a Luddite. When you describe the emotional and spiritual fallout catalyzed by particular devices or programs, no matter how many disclaimers you give, it’s almost impossible not to sound like you’re scapegoating the technology (Facebook or Twitter or smartphones, etc) for the problems of the human heart.

For example, you lay out the data about escalating levels of loneliness and anxiety and unhappiness correlated to increased social media usage and what people tend to hear–understandably!–is that they need to quit Facebook. Even if the person saying…

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