Social media are seemingly being increasingly accused of fostering social isolation. One example epitomizes this by asserting social platforms enhance a "feeling of isolation as we begin to miss the warmth of a smile, or the joy of a hug and good conversation. We become, in a sense, alone in the crowd." Yet few, if any, of these critics actually probe beyond the topline conclusions to see if some social platforms are distinctly better than others at bucking this phenomenon. In fact, there is clear evidence that some of digital entities appeal to more expressive, outwardly-going and altruistic people than others.
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