In one of the statements that I'm writing, I wanted to express the idea that the Internet has helped one to stay in touch with friends. I wrote it this way:
It is undeniable that the Internet has helped people from losing friends that they don't have time to meet face-to-face.
The problem with this statement, however, is that I find it somewhat awkward and not fluent. The idea isn't sharp, either, with the way I phrased it. I could have used the phrase "stay in touch", but I also want to highlight the idea that it has helped keep people from losing friends whom they don't have time to meet often. And because the phrase "stay in touch" is very common, I hope I could say it in different words.
Any suggestions on how I could rephrase my statement?