Researchers from California have proved the relationship between human activity in social networks and life expectancy. In some cases, they say, virtual communication can be a decent substitute for real meetings with friends.
The researchers analyzed data on the health status of 12,000 people and compared the obtained information with the profiles of these people in the social network Facebook. It turned out that the most active online people much less sick and actually got to the doctors.
Of course, virtual communication can never fully replace real friends. However, when a person moves from one place to another, social networks can create the right atmosphere for adaptation to new conditions.
Especially the Internet helps in adaptation of the disabled and people with special needs. The virtual world allows you to uncover your potential and find friends and work.