Is Myspace a Good Way to Make Real Life Friends?

China
October 13, 2009 3:41am CST
As we all know, Myspace is a great place to make friends with others and meet your old friends. But have you ever had the thought that you take the friends of Myspace into your real world. It is likely that people can almost not make real life friends online. So, what's your opinion when it comes to the real life friends and Myspace? Do you have experience that take your friends online into the real world?
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12 responses
@liujuanxh (170)
• China
13 Oct 09
I used myspace before,but now i donot use it for a long time and my ID have been logouted. i think it is possible that a online friend become your real-life friend.
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• China
13 Oct 09
Yes, more and more people are tending to Facebook and leave Myspace alone.
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@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 09
it depends in myspace, but for me, there is only 2 social networking sites that is a good way to make real life friends, which is mylot & facebook. why? because both get you to participate in their communities. in mylot, you get to know the people here more when you participate in their discussion. yes, people here in mylot do share their real life stories & real life experiences. you can share your opinions & advices to them when they need. also, you will get opinions & advices from them when you need. this is how we make real life friends. in facebook, you get in touch with new friends through their games. in fact, that's how facebook goes all the way to the top, mainly because of their games. facebook did a great job by connecting friends even inside the games. strangers became friends because they need each other in the games. they go helping each other in the games in order for both to level up. besides these 2 that i mentioned, i felt that there is always a gap between friends in other social networking sites (myspace, orkut, hi5, friendster, etc). you might have a lot of friends in your list, but you won't have much to talk to each other after a while.
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
That I cannot assure you because I seldom visit that site and I don't know.. it's just that maybe I don't spend much of my time in Myspace.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I have met a few of my online friends and it's been a wonderful experience. But if you want to make friends, I would encourage you to join a church or other place of worship or join a hobby club or some place where you can meet people with similar interests. While the internet shortens the connection process sometimes, you never know who you'll meet in Myspace or other such places.
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@kafueenu (1073)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I didn't like myspace a lot so i decided to delete my account a long time ago. I don't know how the site is now. But if you enjoy it, i'm sure you'll make friends more or less ^_^_^
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@nagikka (411)
• Italy
13 Oct 09
I like Facebook better for what concerns making friends, although I met most of my online friends in a forum dedicated to videogames that I have been posting in for something like ten years now. Online I met all of my past boyfriends lol (except for one who worked in a music shop in mt city). My ex-boyfriend and me met on this forum and stayed together for four years before deciding to break up. Even my last boy was someone I met online, he wanted to help me out when I broke up with my ex but I eventually got rid of him because spending time with him was like wearing a tight plastic bag on your face: I couldn't breathe. I have a few friends online but have been very disappointed lately so I haven't been contacting them much in the past months. I thought I had found a great friend but he made me suffer like no other, acting just as If we were more than friends, holding my hand, taking me to places like the lake and so on, hugging me close and then kissing me. I was completely out of my mind and yes I had a crush. He kissed me and said we were just friends and that his kiss was a sign of friendship. I guess I don't have to tell you what my answer has been, you only have to know that we stopped talking eheh. I'm pretty much sure that this kind of things can happen with real life friends too anyway, but I'm just way too disappointed to find out now.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 09
I sure do! As far as Myspace is concerned the caliber of people on there are no different from anyother site online. There are nice folks and there are crazies. You have to be careful. They can all seem nice until you meet up with them and then all bets are off. The ones I have even come close to meeting have all proven to have afew screws lose.
@krisnel (498)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I think that depends on the people on my space. It is hard to find real friends.
• China
14 Oct 09
I don't think it's a good way to make real-life friend there. Maybe I'm not good at it. Yes, I have a MSN account and myspace page. But frankly speaking, I just use MSN daily to contact my friends I knew before. Regarding myspace, I seldom go there and update it. And I found mylot is better than myspace. At least, people here are chatting, talking and communicating by discussions. Yes, we express ourselves sincerely and make thoughts change here, too. Every story and thought is true and reliable, I feel.
13 Oct 09
I think social networking sites are a great idea for making friends, I would say though that it's best for people in your own area as you can arrange to meet more easily than if they were living somewhere else not that close to you. I have met a couple of people who I first met online and found that it really was a good way to meet new friends as you can talk about the things you like with someone without having to find out if people like the same interests as you. I have added a couple of people on facebook due to them being a member of a website or a facebook group that I am also a member of.
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I have not yet befriended a myLot friend in real life (not counting those I knew before they joined myLot), although I have met a very few people online on other sites who many years later became real life contacts. I think we can get a pretty good idea of someone's character after knowing them on myLot for several years, but I would counsel people against getting too friendly too quickly. One must always put safety first. There are a couple of people I played interactive Pogo games with online as we used to use the chat window there to converse while playing and it turned out that one couple had relatives who lived near us. After about ten years of playing cribbage we did finally meet them and they visit every year or so and we have a good time.
• United States
13 Oct 09
I have a MySpace page and I find it a great way to stay in touch with real life friends and network with others who have similar interests with me. With the advent of the computer and the internet, it can't be helped that finding friends online is inevitable. Of course, everyone must use the internet with all due caution, but I do believe we can take our online friends into the real world.