Archive for June, 2007

Friends wanted

Published: June 23, 2007 | Last Updated: July 6, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A recent ad on Craig’s list read: Female Friends -40’s (santa clara) Reply to: [email protected] Date: 2007-06-20, 10:18AM PDT Looking for active, dependable, female friends (40’s) for occasional walks (about 5 miles) at a local park in Santa Clara. Given the time constraints women face and the power of the internet, this advertisement sounded like […]

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Friendship: Black, white and shades of gray

Published: June 20, 2007 | Last Updated: June 23, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When it comes to social networking sites, like Facebook or MySpace, things are largely black or white, says blogger Nancy Baym. On her blog, Online fandom, Baym remarks: “One of the great shortcomings of social network sites as they currently exist is that almost all of them offer you only one kind of friend. It’s […]

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Social networking: His and Hers

Published: June 19, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

A report of the Pew Internet & American Life Project looked at online friendships among American youth between the ages of 12 and 17. One of many interesting findings: There were gender differences in the ways the sites were used. Girls used them to reinforce existing friendships; boys used them to flirt and make new […]

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Reel Jane’s Favorite Friendship Flicks

Published: June 14, 2007 | Last Updated: June 16, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I asked Jane Louise Boursaw, a freelance journalist who specializes in movies and television, to recommend her favorite flicks portraying female friendships. She has created a wonderful list of movies that reveal the depth and richness of these bonds.   If you haven’t seen one or more of them, rent one with a friend, sit […]

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