Are your real friends only online?

Through out the ages, people created friendships from the people they cross paths with through out their lives. And there were never an abundance of friendships available. People were happy with the few select friends that they had. It was personal! Down to earth, and face to face. Sharing in actual, physical activities and events. Parties! Good Times! Good memories. And yes, this sort of thing still happens today, but in comparison to the ages before the internet and online socializing, it’s starting to dwindle.

Now, in the communication age, people are building their friendships online. Even close friendships. Best friends and love relationships. And although we’re able to connect with more people now than we ever thought possible in the past, it’s still virtual. And as interesting as it my seem to connect with all these people that share in the same interests as you do, there is alas the missing element of personal involvement. Actually getting together and doing things as real friends do, and in real time.

What have we become? When are best friends and closest relations are all online. Don’t get me wrong, I love the online world, but I also think it’s equally important to share your friendships with the people around you. Your neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else that you cross paths with through out your life. Don’t forget about them! At the very least, you can create memories with them, takes photos and videos, and share them with your other friends online.

I welcome your comments
The Social Web Analyst