An Introduction to Emotions and Loneliness in a Networked Society
Easy Internet access and social media have had a tremendous impact on contemporary society, penetrating almost every aspect of life and creating new business and economic models. Much of ones daily activities require being active online, from answering work emails to e-learning, shopping, booking medical appointments or online banking. Every morning before 9 a.m. most people would have already read about events around the globe, sent a message to a friend on Facebook, or spent £100 without even leaving the house.
This research was supported by the ERAS Scheme at the University of Wolverhampton. I am very grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their invaluable comments on earlier versions of this volume. My sincere thanks also go to Lucy Batrouney and Mala Sanghera-Warren and the team at Palgrave Macmillan.
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