Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Alicé is 17 and met her best friend on Twitter... 'I was lonely before Twitter,' she says. 'Without Twitter, I would still be depressed. No one has ever tried to be my friend...' She connected with a girl online who was going through the same things, and that really helped. She made more of an effort to connect with people at school.
Alicé has had in-person meetings with nearly 20 of her Twitter friends... 'I would have never met the people I'm friends with without the internet,' she says... 'I've had the deepest conversations with people I've met on the internet... I've never had such support from people; I treasure them. I was dumbfounded at how much they actually cared.'
True and lasting connection can and does come from social media — it is born there and it is nourished there. That second world [social media] isn't a ghetto - it's not even a second world. It's an expansion of this one."
"In Defense of Social Media: Talking to a Teenage Girl About Nancy Jo Sales's American Girl," New York Magazine, Mar. 8, 2016