Instead of driving people apart, mobile phones and the net are helping them maintain social ties, says the Pew Internet report.
Families are also among the keenest users of technology, the survey of 2,252 Americans revealed.
It found that using the net was often a social activity within families, with 51% of parents saying they browsed the web with their children.
"Some analysts have worried that new technologies hurt family togetherness, but we see that technology allows for new kinds of connectedness built around cell phones and the internet," said Tracy Kennedy of the University of Toronto who helped to write the Networked Families report."
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