Tag: Social networking

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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Online Friendships: As close as a keystroke

Published: May 29, 2007 | Last Updated: February 15, 2017 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Carole* (who prefers to use a pseudonym) is a 40-something career woman who works in the area of information technology talks about online friendships.

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Online friendships: Real or virtual?

Published: May 14, 2007 | Last Updated: May 27, 2007 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

With the growing popularity of social networking sites like My Space and Facebook, we are witnessing a paradigm shift that may well redefine the nature of friendship, suggests Libby Brooks, an editor with the UK Guardian, in a recent blog post, What’s in a Friendship. She points out a demographic divide: Almost one of every […]

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