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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Social Media : Is It the Place To Get New Friends?

Nowadays, interaction via online social media becomes trend. According to Wikipedia, the definition of social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.

Well, I have used many providers of social media and my motivation to use them is not only to meet my old friend but also to have new friends. Unfortunately, some of them have strict rule as if the user can only make friend with people they have known before. It seems that they support the idea of 'never talk to stranger.' This idea makes me hard to have new friend online and I have also experence of being suspended because I add or send messeage to stranger, whom I want to be friend with.

Some of my friends also have the same exparience of being suspended because they try to make new friends. So, is it true that social media is only for interaction with old friends? Is it true that social media is not for those who are looking for new friends?

We need friends because we are social beings. Some of us are too busy at work or other activities. Some of us are trapped in our routine activities. Some of us have only small opportunity to meet new people in real life. That's why online media which fasilitate us to meet new people becomes new hope and I am happy I have found some of them.

Making friends and chatting online are fun and some of my online friends have met me in real life. Nowadays, some sites like, chatroulette, and omegle provide great way of meeting new friends. Not only can you have text chat with stranger but also webchat with them. However, also adds a social network to enable you to save your favorite new friends.

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