Is social networking destroying society?

I was intrigued by an Internet Usage Investor Update from ComScore and commissioned by UBS which somehow made its way to my desktop.

The report provides investors with a snapshot of audience data and trends and the April issue showed that Craiglist, Myspace and Facebook had double the average pageviews of the next closest sites.

Craiglist is a free classified ads website whereas Myspace and Facebook are both social networking, web2.0esque sites.

One thing that struck me was the amount of time that people are ready to spend on social networking websites. On average, Myspace users spend up to whopping 15 hours per month updating their websites while visiting on average 2,100 pages during the same period.

Which brings me to that report on how people are reported to be socially isolated which will almost certainly lead to a decline in family and friends.