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A Facebook Christmas Love Story (by Walter Kirn)

Published: December 22, 2009 | Last Updated: December 23, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Read about Walter Kirn’s Facebook Christmas Love Story…

I rarely post a link to someone else’s article on my blog but I absolutely loved this essay by Walter Kirn that touches on  friendship, loneliness and Facebook.

A Facebook Christmas Love Story (subtitle: How Facebook cured my holiday loneliness) was published in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, December 20th. While a widely reported study co-authored by Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School (published in this month’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) suggests that loneliness is contagious, this essay suggests that when a lonely person reaches out, even digitally, they may find a satisfying connection.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

P.S. Kirn is the author of Up in the Air~

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  1. starrlife says:

    Just stopping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Holiday season! Thanks for all of the good that you do! This was a lovely post.

  2. Irene says:

    Hi John:

    You are not alone! Many people feel lonely and have problems—I hope you’ll give yourself the gift of doing something you enjoy and reaching out to someone else who is in need.

    My best,


  3. John Paris says:

    Christmas is hard time, we should be happy in family. But the reality is not like that, many people are lonely with family problems

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