The Recession: My Facebook, My Therapist

In a time of growing unemployment, tumbling stocks, and rising foreclosures, people are finding comfort on social networking sites
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When Ian Schlueter found out he'd be among the casualties of a layoff announced Dec. 11 by global shipper DHL, he was too shaken up to call friends and family. "I didn't want to talk about it," says Schlueter, an IT manager. "It just kind of sucks."

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