Yes, the leftie press is criticizing the social interaction on the internet, as it becomes the more reliable mix for obtaining news, and edges out the old media.
This article manufactures a luddite leftie movement harkening back to a time when (?) leftists used to talk to each other and assist each other in real life.
In the Blue cities, crimes occur in plain view, out on the street, with no one intervening. Urban denizens die alone in their apartments, with no one wondering what happened until the remains are mummified, or degraded down to the bones. So this article’s lament about the facebook suicide occurring without immediate intervention rings hollow.
The negative of internet surfing and socializing is that it’s somewhat addictive, particularly in the cold winter months. The positive aspect is that people with severe disabilities have been able to converse on an equal social footing with others, in an online setting, without notice given to their physical difficulties.
The availability of computers and internet, coupled with the ability to work from home, has also decreased the waste of talent of those with physical limitations or mental illnesses. Now that they have more available avenues of productivity, as well as a voice, leftists have less excuse to “abort” them at any stage of life.