Do you consider internet friendships just as nice as in person

United States
August 31, 2010 8:39pm CST
I have friends on the internet..more then in person..are these just as valuable? With technology..one can really share lots of things. What do you think do you have more internet friends then in person friends..are they considered just as valuable as others?
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@gaiza12 (4884)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Hello! I have a lot of online friends as well..in facebook, here in myLot and in my online game. For me all my online and real life friends are valuable. They seem to be of great help to me whenever i need them both online and offline. I don't actually mean friends with benefits, but i see them as someone whom i can turn to when i need them. And in return i can also be there for them when they needed me. I even met a friend in facebook whom i have never really seen in person but we consider each other more than friends. We even exchanged numbers so we can send messages from time to time. Form an online game, we exchange email adds for us to be able to exchange mails from time to time when we are not playing.
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• United States
1 Sep 10
That is great.. I agree.. friends online are just as real. I wouldn't say though, to make friends too easily online. You have to make sure people are real.
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• Philippines
1 Sep 10
I'm not much of a chatter and I'm scared of making friends in the internet but when I get the chance to just chat a long time, I do feel that I make good friends. Some of those people are really nice and by talking to them lots of times, I see that they really are good friends of mine. It just depends on you if you make your internet friends feel like they are your true friends so that they would make you feel the same way.
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@chiyosan (30184)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
I would not really mind having a lot of friends in the internet.. Most of the time when i am online, i would really have these time to be on the net, chatting and talking with friends whom i know from highschool and college... but sometimes you just cannot talk about ALL the things you want to talk about. Its rather easy to have someone on the net who does not know you very much to actually judge you, right? I guess they have their purpose... And i would not also mind being one, like listening to someone over the internet... be friends with them its like the same... just without the physical presence.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Sep 10
Would like to think that most of the People I correspond with are Friends too up to a point of course. We are Friends to a point and to what point I would not know really but I like having those Friends and interacting with them on here. Out of here everyone has their own private life of course and no one knows about that because all that is private the way it should be.
@annavi23 (6522)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
hello franciscan! well,i do think that friendships from internet is kind of interesting though we don't really knew people from virtual world.it is up to us what feelings we'll have for them.like here,i can say i have made friends from this site who i can trust and be close with.i even had friends who i exchanged numbers with for us to chat and soon want to meet each other in person,ths way i know i wanted to have true friendships with them.though there's small chances to meeting each other.it's much better to have contact still to the peron.and i know,you'll notice it if they want to be friends with you or have other motives...
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@iamjesca (185)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
I think that having friends on the internet are as good as having them in person. Because friendship doesn't know any boundaries. As long as both parties are happy and contented.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Sep 10
hi littlefranciscan a lot of my mylot friends here are really very dear to me even if I have never met them. and yes of course they are as valuable, we have shared so much together here, they have let me meet them and their problems and I have cried on their shoulders and helped and encouraged and just exchanged real friendship. I have some here whom I feel very close to and would love to meet, almost a hundred at last count.
@Angelgirl16 (2171)
• United States
1 Sep 10
Hi littlefranciscan, I do like my internet friendships, but they are not the same as my face-to-face friends. I like to think that my internet friends and I would get along in person as well as we do behind the scenes. I know who my real friends are because I see them and interact with them all the time. Friendships are important, but I wouldn't tell my internet friends, because I don't know them personally, things that I would disclose to my real friends. Who knows who is behind those typing fingers? I value them for who they are, my internet friends.
@Graceekwenx (3160)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
yes! i value my online friends! In fact, i get to communicate with them more than my real life friends. I have 3 indian friends, 2 americans, 1 chinese, 1 lebanese, 1 pakistani and 1 indonesian. I want to have online friends for different parts of the globe.
@p3ks626 (6538)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
I consider some people here in mylot as friends. I dont have an online friend whom I usually turn to when I have some problems but I always think that offline friends are still better than online friends.
@katland05 (136)
• Guam
1 Sep 10
Having friends online are just as valuable as friends offline are. Online friends don't really judge you when your going deep into serious conversations & it's very exciting to meet new people & different cultures around the globe. But also you have to be careful & be straight with your intentions online because it can be dangerous when you don't know what some evil person is cooking up.
@msdivkar (23360)
• India
1 Sep 10
hi littlefranciscan, would you be my first friend on the internet? I don't have any internet friends. I am not the member of facebook or any other social networking site. I am here on mylot to make money directed by someone but once I joined here I felt that I have joined a big family where I can express my views without hesitation,which normally I wouldn't have dared to say in public.
@AgsAMahI (41)
• Poland
1 Sep 10
Hello everyone! I have just few friends on the internet. Some years ago I used to chat a lot online and I got to know loads of people then. In my view it's nice to get to know new people, their customs, countries, mothertongues etc, etc. But are they as valuable as friends met face to face? I would say both of them are valuable. With people met in person you can go out, watch a movie, go shopping and so on. However, it is common that we can't tell everything to a person we hang around with. On the other hand, chats through the internet used to be much deeper, we can really share much. So, as I mentioned I had known loads of people online, but only a few of them bacame my friends for longer. But I suppose we will be friends forever now. :) And that's something really nice in my view. To understand others and to be understood, that's the basics of good friendship.
@kaspas (37)
• Greece
1 Sep 10
Noway. The internet face of people is pther of their real face. In internet faces we are more unfriendly and u try to hide ur disabilities. I can not trust anyone from internet and i realy cant consider internet friendships just as nice as in person. I am happier when i know the person face than be unknown to me.
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Hi Littlefranciscan! How are you? I consider friends I have on the internet as the same as the ones I have in the real world...I have met a lot of good friends here in Mylot. It's been four years now that I have been a member here and ever since we have maintained a good friendship beyond the miles. And even though, we saw each other on pictures. That's amazing how friendship can work. And locally, I have met friends online from Friendster to Facebook and they still remain a very great part of my life because of the friendship we have. For me, friends on the internet and on the real world are as valuable as the other...(^^,)
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Its fun to have a lot of friends, so to speak "NO MAN IS AN ISLAND" I mean we need each and everyone, we learn from each other and we exchange ideas from another person. However, there are also flaws and limitations to it, like people we meet online may not necessarily who they are, many pretend to be who they are not due to non-physical appearance, but of course there are ALOT who are for real. In anyway, whether that person has been true or not to me, I don't mind I count them all as friends. But of course you have to cautious and not just giving out your personal information to people you really don't know. Just a thought.
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
Yes internet friendship is as good as being friends in person. I have lots of friends on the net for over a decade already and we still chat almost everyday. And i really value our friendship. Though there are some who are only pretending to be a friend but there are also who are really a true friend. Despite of the distance.
• Mauritius
1 Sep 10
Hi littlefranciscan Well i also have lots of internet friends , and with time some of them became really gud friends and we really share things, i even met some of them and till now we still keep in touch... i think its a way of finding people and makeing new friends and you might also make them your best friend with time.
@xenoyosh (121)
1 Sep 10
I do believe that online friendship has value. After all, you may not be able to be with the person physically, but in spirit you are. you talk, you have fun, you share.. These things coincide with face to face friendships.
• Philippines
1 Sep 10
One thing technology is bringing to us is online friendship where you could gather them from anywhere in the world and finding them is as easy as 1-2-3. However, i still prefer friendship in person because this is the way I can better sense his truthfulness in what he says. Personal interaction with him is a meaningful way to know his personality better that leads to better and closer friendship.