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Has Internet Changed Your Relationships?


Mine? Definately to the worse: You don't visit your closest as often, for one.

Someone should start a "internet-smashing"-terror organisation out there. Called IS...

Halleliejah!

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Yes. In the past 5 or so years I've met more people who would just rather text than use their God given mouths. As a result I've developed hardly any close friendships in that time. I've had mostly passing shallow acquaintances. FACEBOOK AND texting has Caused more people to be closed off.

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Not me. I do spend more time conversing with friends online and texting than ever before, but I blame the fact that I moved 3 states away. I don't live close to my best and closest friends. We've lived here for 6 years now, and I just haven't met anyone I'm as close to. As a mom of toddlers, the friends I meet are fellow parents at parks and kids events, and they're just as busy as I am...it's hard to find a time to get together around our schedules.

If it weren't for Facebook and texting, we would have completely lost touch by now. We're closer now than we ever would have been if we only ever hooked up at the park.

But I also think our generation is a bit more careful about what we post. We're in our late 20s and early 30s...we know what life was like without Facebook and texting. We only use Facebook to post the most major updates and the funniest things our kids say, but keep the rest to one-on-one meetings. We care a bit more about privacy than my teenage nephew and niece and their friends do on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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To where you moved; have you started new friend-relationships?

Halleliejah!

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Are you really close to your friends you text and Facebook with or do you just keep in touch?

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Not me. Or; I wasn't. I quit Facebook a year ago. It was hard in the beginning, you know that stupid feeling you MIGHT miss out on something if you turn your back to Facebook. But know, I feel "better" without it, just BECAUSE I weren't real good friends with the Facebook-friends.

Facebook. NOT a place for truly (in real life) lonely people, that was my sence anyways.

Halleliejah!

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Also, the closest friends I have are people I met before FB or texting were popular

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That is probably the most common I think, having best friends from "before"; people you actually met for the first time in real live. Or family for that matter. If your family is keen on, or always having been keen on nuture family connections, you are less likely to "loose" on the internet (r)evolution regarding how people interacts.

Halleliejah!

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Yes had all my dates with people from the internet, and my boyfriends were from meeting people of the internet. I met my current boyfriend on Facebook. Without the internet I would probably still be single.

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Well, one positive is that it's now easy and free to stay in touch with friends or family who live very far away. I've made two massive trans-global moves in my lifetime, and it was a lifeline to be able to e-mail and skype friends I had to leave behind.

Before that, there was snail mail - which can take a whole week to get around the planet. And long distance phone calls, though cheaper now, used to cost as much as a dollar a minute.

When I was able to get online and e-mail for the first time, to 5,000 miles away instantly, or equally use a chat room to talk to a friend that far away, it was amazing.

On the downside, I truly hate how time spent with a friend face-to-face in the same actual space is often intruded upon by their phone. Making calls, taking calls, checking their damn social media - there's so much rudeness now, because nobody lives in the moment and is WITH the person they are physically with.

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