What is the best way to keep in touch with friends

@Informer (803)
India
March 13, 2009 1:15am CST
We all miss our friends when we are not at our stations. Sometimes we join them online or make a call. I like to call them and talk with them more than catching them online..cause I feel it has more personal touch than chatting on net. What you guys think about that?
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16 responses
• United States
22 Mar 09
I like mixing it up a bit, before when I had a cellphone I used to send forwarded messages to everyone in my phonebook. I thought it would make them smile every morning, you know? But now, I just keep in touch through IMing, friend/networking sites and maybe a few phone calls here and there. Friends in town, we hang out from time to time, but it's not that easy since people can be really busy with their own schedules and their lives.
• United States
15 Mar 09
While talking on the phone and even planning a meeting are more personal, one can have a heart warming conversation online. For more interaction and quicker real time responses there is chatting. I have become close with a group of writers who are published at www.Triond.com & come from all over the world. We touch base daily, and although it would be wonderful to talk to them on the phone it is cost prohibitive. We are so close that we have set up our own blog together called http://writerssolutions.blogspot.com/ I am grateful for communication in its many forms. Interactions with our friends has been shown to relieve stress levels and reduce blood pressure. Lets keep in touch!
@Mathurin (491)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
there are number of ways, old school style, call them, write them letters... then the current style... ym, email, text and network sites... well the call is the best way because it feels like your friend is so close... but with the chat, you can also see them thru a webcam... i love technology
• United States
14 Mar 09
It's always easy to keep in touch with friends these days. We can catch them online via e-mail, phone calls, etc.
• China
14 Mar 09
yes, I'd prefer face to face talking or voice chatting, not like words in the screen. so I usually invite friends to my home, or have dinner together. I think this make more sense.
• China
14 Mar 09
That is what I want to know. In fact, i can't make friends well. If we were not working or staying together, soon we would lose contact. Well, I think the best way to keep in touch with friends is to have more time to do something together, such as shopping,working. Acutal touch would give us deeper impression than touch on line or anything else. But in fact, we need more friends, so how to keep well in touch with friends in other place is what we should learn.
• China
13 Mar 09
Save money and visit them when you i am not busy.Personnally, i think only communicating face to face is the best way of releasing one's missing his friends. The feeling is real.
@mrsyen (43)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Definitely the best way to keep in touch with friends is to get together with them. But since that's not always possible, especially if everyone is busy or if you're not in the same place, the next best thing is to chat on the phone or online, email or write letters. In my case, most of my friends are now in other countries, so we make it a point to keep in touch through email, and we regularly schedule a "chat date" on ym, complete with webcam so we can see each other. As for my other friends here, we text, call each other on the phone, and when our busy schedules permit, meet for lunch or dinner.
@23uday (2998)
• India
13 Mar 09
Hi friend, Always keep in touch with friends.Make only good friends and understand every thing to us.The best way is contact with friends in time to time online chatting. Meet once in a week your friends.When you and your friends are free go for a long drive and enjoy more.
@teshavill (278)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hi! I still call them,as you say,there is always that personal touch hearing their voices,the excitements,shrieks and laughter, as if they are just near me.If time and chance won't permit me to call them,e-mails will do.
@annierose (17692)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
hi informer, I totally agree with you. I think that is the best way too. However, because we are all working now, we seldom find time to have a get together and share life.I think that every means that we do just for the sake of having communication with them is best.As for me, it is the thought of remembering them that really counts.I keep in touch with my friends by texting them using my cellphone. I send some cute messages for them to make them feel that even I am so busy, I still think of them.Sometimes I just ask hows their life and any news about them. It makes me feel good when they replied and says that everything is fine. Well, as for me, I feel happy when my friends are fine and so sad when they are not. I treat them as real brothers and sisters and I can say that whatever they feel, I also feels.Sometimes, I just leave them some messages online. I can send them simple messages or can also send them e-cards.I think that communication is really a must in every kind of relationship. And any means that people do in order to keep in touch with their love ones is really good. Well, I can say that we should thanks technology for making communication easier. We don't have to worry how to communicate because technologies serve as the bridge in everyone to communicate whenever or wherever we want to.Communication is really the best way to keep in touch. Nice topic.Keep posting and Happy mylotting.
@Anne19 (300)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Well.. I think being able to communicate with your friends in a personal basis is the nicest way to be able to get in touch with them. However, there are instances when we can't really find the time to be with them, maybe because of our schedule or our distance. So I guess, being able to get in touch with them with the use of technology is also good.
@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
i alos do chat with my friends abroad just to keep track with the updates with them. but in our place both the call and the internet is expensive.so what i usually do is to send a long mail for them with the detailed informations about whta happened with us also.
@chookie1971 (2277)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
I hate the phone. I don't like using the phone because I had worked with phones for 13 years. I rather use a chat program because of instant insteraction or I would rather see them face to face. I like being in the company of a friend.
• Canada
13 Mar 09
I am a very digital person in a digital age and feel The best way to stay in touch with anyone is text msg's, e-mails, and chat clients (msn). But theres nothing wrong with a phone call aside from its primitive form of communication.
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
I just text then some messages just to get in touch with them. I also visit some site like friendster where all my friends are members.