Comment on A New definition of lonely by Betty Hancock

I agree that the notion of loneliness has changed. I think today when people talk (or Yak) about feeling lonely, they mean that they don’t feel truly connected to anyone. Yes, technology and social media makes it easy to be plugged into your social network at all times, and it’s so easy to strike up a conversation with someone online if you feel like you need some interpersonal contact. Today’s loneliness is a deeper, more sorrowful longing for a true connection- for an offline connection that is as powerful and as permeating and as easily accessible as an online one.