23 09 11 - 16:26Why deal with reality at all?
Statistics Canada reports that the proportion of women taking part in social activities has declined from 70% to 62% since 1998, marked by such trends as fewer face-to-face and phone interactions with friends or relatives. Paradoxically, however, women are less likely to say they donât have enough time for friends or family: 36% in 2010, compared to 41% in 1998, according to the stats.
âSocial media has given a lot of people the idea that theyâre more connected than they are,â says Patricia Leavy, associate professor of sociology at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. âPutting a post on Facebook about whatâs going on in your life is hardly the same as a ladiesâ night out, but it may give the illusion that [you're] social.â
Roughly 16.8 million Canadians use Facebook, with that group skewing 54% female, according to the analytics firm Socialbakers. Statistics Canada, meanwhile, shows a nearly eight-fold increase in non-paid computer use by women between 1998 and 2010. - National Post
Just take a picture of your bowel movements and post it online. Now you've proven you're alive!