This publication* is the last place I would expect to see such an introspective and sobering piece, but whatever, it's a good article and unfortunately I have to agree with it. I always felt something was wrong with kids spending so much time on the net and making "friends" but didn't have the right training & vocabulary to express it properly. Warning: contains strong/crude language. "7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable" BTW along with various photos, the bear illustrations really help to drive home the point of the article. There are definite advantages to using technology but IMO there is also a dark side to it. * Cracked is a publication much like MAD magazine, and anyone who read MAD (I did until the mid 90s) knows that mixed in with the dopey juvenile humor was lots of truth, including biting social commentary.