Are internet friends really our friends?

Jump to Last Post 1-13 of 13 discussions (13 posts)
  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image82
    Darknlovely3436posted 7 years ago

    Are internet friends really our friends?

    Is our on line/internet friends really our friends?/Yahoo, Facebook, My Space is these people really our friends? many of us live a isolated life, and we connected to strangers on line, however, are these folks really our friends.

  2. noyon_ku profile image56
    noyon_kuposted 7 years ago

    they can also be our friends like the friends on the real world.

  3. profile image0
    Giselle Maineposted 7 years ago

    I would say it depends on how much contact you have with them.  If only on Facebook/My Space then no, not really friends.  If you see them in real life or talk on the phone or do one-to-one emailing regularly, then yes, they are friends.  Of course there are always exceptions to any rule/guideline... but that's how I would classify it.

  4. dianne143 profile image36
    dianne143posted 7 years ago

    That would depend upon the situation. Real friend in real world is the best because we interact with then in real life.

  5. WannaB Writer profile image92
    WannaB Writerposted 7 years ago

    To me a friend is someone you have gotten to know and care about, and that can happen on the Internet as well as in the non-virtual world. I have formed relationships at tomfolio.com, a cooperative of used booksellers I've worked on line with on committees for year. Some of them I've also met face-to-face after long hours working together getting our site off the ground.

    I have also formed friendships with some of the Rocket Moms on Squidoo, and even talked to one of them on Skype. If people share lot in common and work together in the virtual world, they can become genuine friends

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I think we fool ourselves when we believe we really KNOW someone because we communicate with them online.  I think online friendships can be the foundation of a good friendship but like all things in life, it has to grow and evolve.  That can't be done just online--after a while you have to go out and play with the 3 dimensional people.

  7. barbergirl28 profile image84
    barbergirl28posted 7 years ago

    It really depends on the situation. On facebook and myspace, I personally know each and every one of the people on my friends list.... yet, some of these people I can't honestly say they are true friends and I am pretty sure if I dropped them off my friends list, they probably wouldn't even notice!

    As for internet friends, some of them I have really clicked with. I may have never met them in person, but I consider them better friends then some of the other people I know in real life.

  8. maria.rose profile image37
    maria.roseposted 7 years ago

    I love my internet friends.I enjoy talking with them.  I never used to have any internet friends but now I have several.  Internet friends are people that I “met” on the internet, and only know through the internet, never met them in person in “real life”. It can turn into real friends without being face to face.

  9. wormdo profile image58
    wormdoposted 7 years ago

    I think so. Sure, people lie on the internet but people lie in real life too, and for me a friendship is about the other person's personality, not whether they're a hot blonde 19 year old or a fat guy in a wolf t-shirt.

  10. iZeko profile image96
    iZekoposted 7 years ago

    A real friend is somebody who you can count on, someone who sticks around when things get tough, somebody who you can laugh with until you make that funny snorting sound, somebody who will keep your dark secrets...etc. If you think that your online friends can do all that then, yes, they are real friends.

  11. ChristineVianello profile image59
    ChristineVianelloposted 7 years ago

    I do not think that just because we do not see the internet friends on a daily basis were not friends. I guess it would depend on how long you have been talking to the internet friend.

  12. profile image0
    Rosemary Banksposted 7 years ago

    No they aren't your friends they will be the first to throw you under the bus. The internet is nothing but a set up to destroy you.

  13. Rastamermaid profile image75
    Rastamermaidposted 7 years ago

    Good question!

    I know all my FB friends personally and if don't know you I don't friend ya.

    The internet is full of anonymous things and people behind the monitor aren't always whom you think.

    There are safeguards like webcams for chatting and skyping,because people have been known to use othes pics and claim it's them.

    If they canlie about who they are,they can lie about anything.

    Be careful

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)