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The decline of empathy

  • Thirty years ago, just 3 percent of Americans were online. Most of them were academics.
  • Before the web was invented, early adopters spent less than an hour a week online (mostly email.)
  • The Internet was designed to connect people with shared interests and ideas and produce more durable offline relationships. However, research on empathy shows a 40 percent decline over thirty years.

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