This is a very difficult question. I think it depends how you use it. I agree with this short film 'Look Up'. A lot of people with loads of friends are probably very lonely. And communicating on social media or WhatsApp or whatever is always lame. No facial expression, no body language, no eyes. And yes it's difficult to NOT get addicted to you laptop, mobile phone. But on the other hand, it's a good way to stay in touch with people you know who don't live in the same city. It's nice to get to know new people. It's a good tool to market yourself. In short, the answer, always evaluate how you're using it.