Friendship in the time of technology

SOCIAL networking and online gaming have changed the way we keep in touch and communicate with others, but are we now too busy for the emotional labour of ‘real’ friends? I’m personally guilty of viewing online posts and instant messages that make me feel ‘caught up’ with a number of mates, and haven’t made time to actually hang out with those people in person

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Sara Gilligan

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Sara Gilligan completed a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Writing and Creative Communication at the University of South Australia in 2014. She has spent the past year working as a journalist at the Murray Pioneer's sister paper The River News in Waikerie. Sara grew up in the Adelaide Hills before moving to the Riverland to pursue her career. She enjoys reading, writing and exploring the outdoors.

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