Do virtual social networks destroy the social fabric?

Jürgen Derlath
The Startup
Published in
7 min readMar 21, 2019

There is some debate as to whether virtual social networks have a net beneficial or net detrimental effect on society. [1] And it must be admitted that the question is difficult to answer. For instance, what is the social fabric that is threatened by social networks? Research on social capital could provide an answer.

Social capital is important for society