Far from sequestering themselves from the world, Internet users are shown to actually be MORE social than non-Internet users.
The Internet is a great way to keep in touch with people. There are several people I would have written off as merely parts of my past were it not for keeping in touch by email. I’ve even re-connected with people that otherwise would have been lost to me forever.
It’s also a great way to meet people. I met Mrs. TEH online.