how often do you get in touch with your friends?

bridging the distance - bridging the distance, keeping in touch with friends
Philippines
April 1, 2007 9:21pm CST
hi everyone! how often do you get in touch with your friends? nowadays we have a lot of forms of communication, calls, short message service, emails, yahoo messenger, msn messenger, skype and a lot more so we don't have any excuse not to get in touch with friends all over the world right? so how often do you get in touch with them? as for me, always, that's why my billing statement everymonth is around 5 pages..hahaha and im flooded with emails in my inbox as well. We are all friendly in many ways..so how do you show that friends do matters, how often do you bridge the distance and communicate with them? thanks
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39 responses
• China
3 Apr 07
I AM JACKHAN .it is really hard to keep in touch with you friend .too many friend and limited time so i really want to keep in touch with my all all friend but no time ,no time
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I am in touch with my friends in here regularly. Staying in touch with the ones that are far away was a bit of a challenge before the internet. I am not very good with writing letters regularly and because of the time differences sometimes calling was tricky too. Since the internet it has been much easier to stay in touch with the ones that are far. Email doesn't require remembering to buy stamps or post the actual envelope, so it works much better. IM helps too. What I have found lately is that it seems that I have less and less time to socialize. Or maybe even not time, just it seems that I always have some thing to do , or I am too tired....
@skydancer (1987)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I probably don't keep in touch as often as I should! But I try to at least phone or e-mail whenever I am able. I think I am so busy in my life right now - not just busy, but it's hectic at the moment - and I am just not giving these poor people the attention they deserve! I will have to start doing that because after all, it is a good way to actually get THROUGH these difficult times with a positive attitude.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I contact my friends on the weekend. I am usually busy during the week so on the weekend I take some time to call all my friends who lives in different states.
@ellijah (244)
• Nigeria
3 Apr 07
Hi ma, i love my friends so much i get in touch with some everyday.some ones a week and others i send them mail ones a month. i use to meet some online when i am looking for information about school project and we chat.it is really good to keep in touch with our friends regularly
2 Apr 07
well it depends in which phase of life u are right now. in the school anf college life most of the time is spent with friends sharing emotions and thoughts laughing at each other and in combined studies. but when it come to family u have to spent time with them also. so i think as time passes we the average time spent with friends goes on decrasing ...........i am in college and i spent about to 9 hours with my friends. i am a hedonist.
• United States
2 Apr 07
That is a very good question, Prettyfeigh. In today's world, we have so many ways to get in touch and stay in touch with everybody no matter where they live. The world has become smaller, it is now accessible from you bedroom with a laptop in hand. I send emails everyday or every other day and my mail box is similar to yours- flooded with mails from my friends and relatives. These days you can even find long lost friends through different websites. This is so amazing. I sometimes spend a lot of times chatting and emailing.
@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
2 Apr 07
hmmmmmmm I'm kinda isolated actually I have my wives and family and 1000 acquaintances often I strive for more distance instead of more connecting
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I keep in touch with my friends during the week I answer their emails and they answer mine. Some of my friends dont use the net and they will call me or Ill call them. But Im always in touch with them.
@cutiedhes (508)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
My friends and I since we separate ways and starting to get a job after we finish our studies we often see nor talk to each other especially with my college friends totally I have no communication with them maybe some of them through text and friendster of course. Same with my high school friends we just communicate on text friendster but we often see each other maybe we got to see each other once a year, because since we were in high school every Christmas we celebrate it together going to one of our houses eating, exchanging gifts and chatting to each other's lives. And up to now that tradition of ours have never been broken that's why whenever Christmas comes we see to it that we are prepared can contact to each other on what, where and when the reunion will be held. I guess eventhough you are unable to see each other regularly, talk to each other that much you will still remain as friends. Just always have trust, love to each other and knows in your heart that no matter what happen you will be friends forever. That is the most important thing I guess...its my opinion do you agree with me?
@dazediva (166)
2 Apr 07
I used to be like you and get huge phone bills *lol* but with the internet and various chat programs, it's so much easier to keep the bills down and talk to friends more often I'm online on MSN, and SKYPE every day for as long as my laptop is connected. I have friends all over the world (that's the great thing about going to an international school), we all are in different time zones, so we just about catch each other online or leave offline messages for each other. I've also just started using 'myspace' and 'facebook' alongside 'hi5' - so another great way to stay in touch with friends :)
@lanny27 (14)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
always everyday we get in touched with each other, i always texting them, sending them quotes, asking hows their day, is everything fine etc... and some times once or twice a month we go out to watch some movies or strolling on malls... its nice to get in touch with your friends everyday.
@setylon (86)
• China
2 Apr 07
I get in touch with my friends by short message and emails everyday.I will tell them what's happen today and what I had do recently.And my friend commuhnicate with me by short message.It' so covenivience.
• United States
2 Apr 07
i get in touch with my friends by calling them emailing them or myspace yahoo msn any of them i make sure i talk to my friends lol.
@lindajia (70)
• China
2 Apr 07
actually,i don't like talk on the phone so i hardly ever phone my friends but we have a dinner with each other two or three times a month
@akopoto (177)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
It's really difficult to meet with my old friends because of the significant distance from each other. So we just keep in touch by texting each other and messaging them through YM. We also send emails to greet each other. It's really great to have this kind of technology around. It makes communication easier and faster.
@Mithoo (255)
• Pakistan
2 Apr 07
hello friend, i just want to tell that i always remain in touch with my friends. I think that friendship is a gift of God and we should care for it and make friends around the world. As i have made friends around the world using yahoo, msn, and icq so i do come to net regularly only for my friends. To have friends is a nice things! I contact my friends even when i am busy!
@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
Me and my friends do see each other more than five times a week because we do see acht other in school.If we dont have no class we do communicate through cellphones (texting) and sometimes we send messages through friendster.
• Pakistan
2 Apr 07
Well every to my close school friends i spend like $40 a month on txting and $30 on long distance to call my granparents
• India
2 Apr 07
usually i trying to keeping my contact with all of them whenever i be online then first i wished them.usually by sending msg.