More than a decade ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University wanted to know how the Internet was affecting people's social and psychological well-being. The results of the HomeNet study surprised the researchers: participants became more depressed the more time they spent online. Now that a lot more people are using the Internet, and using it in different ways, DUQ's Katherine Fink looks at whether those findings still hold true... and if so, what it means for how we interact with our friends, family and neighbors.
Click here to listen insights from the CMU researchers, and from residents in one community that has an active volunteer base on and offline: Mt. Washington.