Social media keeps long-distance friendships alive, study shows

Baby boomers: Leave high school friends for college, reconnect decades later at the reunion. Generation X: Leave high school friends for college, reconnect 10 years later on Facebook. Millennials: Leave high school friends for college, reconnect days later on Facebook, Twitter or text.

Instant-messaging tools are reinventing the way young Canadians navigate their relationships, allowing them to port their friends almost anywhere in the world.

A new study plumbs this phenomenon and finds that while some things remain the same — distance still matters in a digital society, with university students being more likely to have frequent contact with those nearby — others have changed: namely, that geography is no longer the deal-breaker it once was… Read more

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