Archive for October, 2007

RX for longer-lasting friendships

Published: October 28, 2007 | Last Updated: November 5, 2007 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

An old Turkish proverb goes like this, Bir kahvenin kirk yil hatiri vardir, which translates into English: A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship. One interpretation of the proverb is that no friendship should be taken lightly because friendship is a long-term commitment. In reality, most female friendships tend to be […]

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The evolution of friendship in a digital age

Published: October 27, 2007 | Last Updated: May 15, 2022 By | Reply Continue Reading

Some people worry that digital technology is eroding the face of friendship as we now know it—that time spent in virtual relationships detracts from real ones. A new report provides evidence to the contrary. Among Americans: 48 percent of those interviewed said that social networking sites help them build new relationships 44 percent said that […]

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On the Blogosphere: Mouse pals

Published: October 22, 2007 | Last Updated: October 28, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Another way to friend and befriend—Many women (and men) develop solid friendships with people they meet online. That’s the way I met my friend Pat. She lives on the Jersey Shore and I live in Chappaqua, New York but we are both members of the same writing organization, the American Society of Journalists and Authors. […]

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Out-of-sync friendships: A matter of timing

Published: October 19, 2007 | Last Updated: October 22, 2007 By | Reply Continue Reading

Characteristically, friendships change over time. And one reason why many of them flounder, is simply because two friends are on different wave lengths in terms of their perspectives about time. Perhaps her pace is slower than yours. She appears to have more leisure time, while you’re at a phase in life when you are juggling […]

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Why Women Need A Circle of Friends

Published: October 13, 2007 | Last Updated: February 23, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Another reason why the fantasy, Best Friends Forever (BFF), isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: When the all-consuming, all-fulfilling, one-and-only female friendship in your life fizzles out or blows up, you’re left in excruciating pain. And there’s no one to talk to or share your misery with. Generally, you would call your Bestie—but she’s […]

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Friendship and self-disclosure: The times they are a-changing

Published: October 6, 2007 | Last Updated: June 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Female college students are twice as likely as their male peers to use social networking sites like Facebook (their favorite) and MySpace (ranked second), according to a market research survey from Anderson Analytics. The findings, reported in Advertising Age this week, examined the likes, dislikes, and media preferences of college students between the ages of […]

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FriendFeed: A virtual glass house

Published: October 4, 2007 | Last Updated: October 13, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you have a Facebook page, you’re familiar with the News Feed function that helps friends stay abreast of each other’s Facebook activities. When I saw that one of my friends had joined Journalists and Facebook, I took a look at the group and signed up too. When I saw the Friend Wheel application another […]

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