Do social networking websites make us more social?

@lena2000 (2392)
February 20, 2007 11:59am CST
I've been invited to a few social networking sites by friends and coworkers in the past. Some sites are purely social while others are a way to network professionally with people in the same industry. Do these sites really make connecting with people easier and do they even work?
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
I am not much for socializing in person, but I do enjoy communicating with people I meet on line. I like the distance, and the OPTION of getting closer to people I like. If I meet someone I like (and it's happened) we become closer, if not, I can just disconnect.
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
20 Feb 07
I think to a certain extent, it works, but it provides no long lasting connection. Most of these sites help connecting people a bit in the short term maybe for the purposes of finding a job or to gain clients, but these sites have shown to not last over time. They become popular for a short while until something better comes along, just look at Friendster and how it was surpasses by MySpace. In the next year, my bet is that yet another site will come along to replace MySpace.