Archbishop slams social websites

LONDON - The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is concerned that excessive use of emails and cellphone text messaging is creating shallow friendships.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols also said this was undermining community life.

He said popular social networking sites led young people to form "transient relationships" which put them at risk of suicide when they collapsed.

The sites encouraged children to place an excessive importance on the number of friends they had instead of the quality of their relationships. - Reuters