What role do you think social media plays in the life of an adolescent today? Are they overly dependent on “virtual” friends tweeting

Q, What role do you think social media plays in the life of an adolescent today? Are they overly dependent on “virtual” friends tweeting and blogging about every detail of their lives, losing social skills as they say things onscreen they would never say face to face, or staying connected to their friends in a positive and healthy way? Is this constant connection a good thing or not? What are some of the pros and cons of constantly being connected to friends, how does it affect families? What do you think about texting when the family sits down to dinner or how do feel when you are talking to someone and they begin texting someone else?