Psychologically, people think social media weaken personal relationships with friends and family but I think it is a way, a new way in which people connect to themselves better than before. It may not be as strong as personal (face to face) relationship but at least, it does foster some kind of virtual relationship.
Being or finding yourself in a place where you are ignored, the internet is one place to muse yourself with all the imaginary friends. At least, it makes for it psychologically. Am I sounding schizophrenic?
I could say I’ve made friends online, both obvious/direct ones and secret ones, which I could never have, had I met them in person.