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Posted: 08 January 2015 at 5:26am | IP Logged
Originally posted by QuietlyLoud

Well, it depends on what one mean by and expect from friendship.
If you are looking for someone to spend some spare time with and have fun,social networks are a good place to be.
But if you're looking for a kind of friend whom you can call at 3 am without having a second thought,then I'd say you're at a wrong place.That kind of friendship can't be built over the internet IMO unless you and your friend decide to meet in real life and take your relationship to another level.


Anyone can pretend to be anything over the internet.One could be a guy pretending to be a girl or vice versa and no one would ever know.Another thing is that people often tend to present a more likable version of themselves online,sometimes miles apart from their real selves.This is both the good and the bad side of online friendships.You could be anyone you want to be, which is impossible in real life.It gives them a certain amount of satisfaction,I think.But by doing so,you're deceiving the person at the other end.Who knows,they too might be doing the same with you so at the end of the day,two online friends who have never met in real life is actually being friends with this polished versions of themselves not the people they are in real life.Then there are people who are completely honest over the internet but you can never guarantee that from the other end unless you know them personally.This is the main downside of online friendships.Honesty is lacking.


Social networks are very helpful to keep in touch with the real life friends who are far apart.It keeps such friendships alive.At the same time, one could meet his virtual friend personally to built a more trustworthy relation.A good balance between the real and virtual world works the best in my opinion.

Well put and a bit different from POV's shared here.

This gives me idea to edit my post  for a debate b/w real friendship v/s virtual friendship.

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Posted: 10 January 2015 at 2:07pm | IP Logged
It's a signal ...your post...today I was wondering  whether the ppl I spoke to for three yrs in a show based forum would continue  to interact  now that our common interest  in the show s over...I dont know the answer still but I've always believed in airtels tagline
Har ek friend zaroorI hota hain...Every friend has his her importance 

So it doesn't  matter  if these online  friends  ive made fizzle out in future , for now for the past they understand and I understand  their need to connect over something which I didn't find in my offline real friends ...not that they care for me less,they care for my interests less

So if it's me  as a person maybe offline  friends  r the best as I can trust that they r wat I understand  them to be 
if its me and my interests in a show, in art in anything else  maybe online friends  are fine toobcoz my interest in them s limited perhaps to the interest and not the person...so wat if its a guy talking like a girl...as long as I get to discuss stuff which I want to...but yes this wud work only if we know our expectations  clearly 

I've never replied to a post in this place though ive read posts but this came at the right time for me...


Edited by prtn - 10 January 2015 at 2:10pm

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Posted: 30 January 2015 at 4:45am | IP Logged
Well yes.. I believe in both.i met a friend in forum but she got bzy with her studies and wanted to leave IF. So she asked for my Email ID and we talked a lot thru mails. Afta somedays she completely became inactive in IF. I was sad, bcoz somehow I feel connected to her, we share the same thoughts not only about serails bug also about other life issues, and she had the same prob as mine, but thn later she texted me on TALK , and we are still "FRIENDS" and we chat on hangouts.

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Posted: 30 January 2015 at 8:43pm | IP Logged

Well whether ofline or online a friendship depends on how things take place between u and ur friends. Things should work out normally and should not be forced by anyone on anyone. I have many friends on IF or somewhere else but what I think that before tagging it as friendship the bond you share should be really tight and not just dependant n the virtual world.

 
And sometimes in life we come across such friends who are bound to us for life and it doesn't matter how they come in your life online and ofline but we are just glad that they are a part of our lives.
 
So concluding it I would like to say is online or offline doesn't really matter..What matters is ur friendship.

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Posted: 31 January 2015 at 5:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by zorrro

Some of you have mentioned that you moved on from IF to email or chats  but are they not all a part of virtual or online friendship? 
Ya it still is a part of Online Friendship but more personalized.
Don't we talk to real friends more through mails and various chats than one to one directly on phone.
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Posted: 01 February 2015 at 10:19am | IP Logged
Originally posted by -Crescendo-

Originally posted by zorrro

Some of you have mentioned that you moved on from IF to email or chats  but are they not all a part of virtual or online friendship? 
Ya it still is a part of Online Friendship but more personalized.
Don't we talk to real friends more through mails and various chats than one to one directly on phone.


Interesting, so the real question is what makes a true friendship anymore? Who are your real friends? What happen to the human touch.. human contact..

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Posted: 02 February 2015 at 5:56am | IP Logged
Originally posted by -Aarya-

Originally posted by -Crescendo-

Originally posted by zorrro

Some of you have mentioned that you moved on from IF to email or chats  but are they not all a part of virtual or online friendship? 
Ya it still is a part of Online Friendship but more personalized.
Don't we talk to real friends more through mails and various chats than one to one directly on phone.


Interesting, so the real question is what makes a true friendship anymore? Who are your real friends? What happen to the human touch.. human contact..

Well as much as I believe in personal touch from both sides in a friendship,I do feel there is a difference in the way we access 'offline turned mail friendship'&'online turned mail friendship'.
These both can't be same for two different people,depends on nature and preferences of the people.

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