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I’ve met a lot of people I’d call friends on twitter and I definitely don’t love them any less than I would a friend from college.. it’s also great having people to see when you go travelling
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I know loads of adults that say “it’s dangerous to speak to people online” , but in my view, why is it any more dangerous than speaking to someone in real life? You could still share all the same sensitive info and meet nasty people both online and irl. As an introvert, I find expressing myself and making friends easier online than in person. It’s still human interaction – is it not? And as a teenager myself, I firmly believe that there is nothing wrong with making friends online, as long as you are educated on the risks. However, with all the crap online safety videos we’re shown in school, I wouldn’t be surprised if people (especially teens) just ignored the danger, because of how normalised it has become. One final point (I’m almost done, I swear) as much as I love making friends online, I would hate for the ability to have conversations and interactions irl to be lost. With all the shit that’s going on in the world, it’s nice to think that at least humans can still have conversations with each other, even if the planet is dying.
I love the friends I’ve made online, my best friend lives on another country and we met via the internet. I’ve also made lots of friends through the band and seeing them at shows makes it even more fun. It can be dangerous but you have to just take caution and speak to people and make sure if you have concerns that you voice them and dont take any risks. I love my friends far and wide, you are my familiar.
It’s cool you could use the internet to get to know a person you never would get to know otherwise. Maybe you have a soulmate in another country? With the help of the internet you could talk. Then again, I think it is much easier to get to know a person in real life. You hear their voice and see their body language. It is so different from just texting
I think the idea of making friends online Is something generally badly stigmatised however I think it allows people to make connections with people they wouldn’t have otherwise and to be able to find people with the same interests that people around you in everyday life might not. It’s also a great way to learn about other places and learn about views people have who are not in the area you are directly living in which helps you form your own personal views of the world outside your hometown.
friendships are about more than just being able to see each other face to face. they’re about trust – as well as good conversations. being friends doesn’t mean you have to have met each other in ‘real life’. i’ve made plenty of friends online myself – some friendships flourish, others don’t but that happens in ‘real life’ as well. i’m thankful to be able to have friends all over the world – even though i may not be able to meet all of them. just the pure thought of possibly not having met some of my ‘internet’ friends makes me quite sad because some of them have been there for me through good and bad times and i wouldn’t want it to be any other way.
the internet, if anything, has helped me maintain my IRL friendships better than I ever imagined. it’s so easy to stay in touch and make plans nowadays than it used to be.
This was a very interesting perspective. I am someone who was a teen when MySpace and AIM were popular and you had to have a university email to join Facebook. I really became “burnt out” with social media and rarely use it these days. That being said, I have met a lot of great people in fandoms online over the years. It was a great way to connect with likeminded people around the world when you are from a very small town. It even helped me maintain friendships and connections with family in the States when I lived in the UK.
I had a lot of good internet friends from all over the world and I still talk with some of them! Sure there are still predetors out there, as the article said, but if we be cautious enough, we can have good friendship that lasts for years. Also finding friends from internet gives a great chance to talk about stuff you like with other people from all around the world! For example people in the country I live in doesn’t know who Bastille is, and it’s hard to find one, but with internet, I both learned new things about my interests and connected with people that has similar interests with me. Thank you for sharing this article!
Making friends online doesn’t make a huge difference compared to making them in real life. Sometimes it’s even easier to find same Interests & see if your way of living & interests fits by watching the profiles of the people and the pictures they upload. you can getting to know them in your daily life routine by staying in touch through social media. Being a child of the 90ties I was told it is dangerous to talk to strangers on the internet ,but at some point I realised it is also possible to make good friends on Twitter and co.
I guess you can add Millenials to this list as well but at some point, you have to grow as a person and get out of your comfort zone. Realizing that “Stranger Danger” is everywhere and one must take precautions in every situation in life as there are weirdos everywhere including online. I have met some nice people online that I ended up meeting IRL but with the proper precautions. Very interesting article!
It’s very interesting cuz honestly, I’ve always been jealous of people with internet friends. Even thru all my years of doing online things like games, social media, etc. I never meet anyone I can talk to. Granted I have bad social anxiety so that doesn’t help but if I was able to make a best friend for life thru the internet, I’d be so happy. I just am too scared to put myself out there I guess. It’s a wierd thought process but I’m working on it. If it’s meant to be it will come.
I’ve never really had online friends, only acquaintances that I lost contact with when my interests changed and I wasn’t on a specific site anymore. I’d rather have friends I can go out to eat with, truthfully.
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