Social isolation

It amazes me how many lonely people sit in Starbucks everyday. Some read, some take notes, some use their computers or phones. Perhaps they sit there because of the free WiFi or because the background noise maked them feel like they are not alone. Perhaps because of other reasons I don’t understand.

Is our society driving more people towards social isolation? To spend more time alone, even if more virtually connected than ever? Are social networks contributing to this? Did this start to happen when IM was introduced? What do you think?

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  1. In my old neighborhood on Bustleton Avenue A&P calls its store Food Basics which sells the same merchandise as Super Stale at much lower prices. Somerton, and Lower Southampton , radius around Food Basics. net income according to Census figures is similar to my Northern Liberties. The only difference is there aint no competition at 2& Girard. Super fresh is SUPERSTALE. I think I will schlep over to Pathmark of Aramingo and SAVE like my parents did when I was a kid at 7400 Bustleton Avenue Pathmark which closed on Sept 15,1983. Why does A&P have to cheat people in certain neighborhoods?

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