Writer and Online Editorial Assistant at New Scientist
Pro to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
"Using the internet and social networking sites actually appears to reduce loneliness and improve well-being, as was reported as long ago as 2002 in the Journal of Social Issues. People who have difficulties with conventional socialising, such as those with Asperger's syndrome, experience great benefits. As for social networking sites being a poor alternative to real-world socialising, surveys reported at a conference in 2006 indicate that Facebook users mostly use it to maintain relationships with people they meet offline."
"Why Facebook Is Good for You," New Scientist, Mar. 6, 2009