Written by:2011/02/23 08:55 AM
So I take a look at people on Facebook, Twitter and various blogs around the internet and notice that so many people have huge amounts of friends, followers, readers and subscribers.
I on the other hand have very few in comparison. I mean some of these guys and gals have friends in the thousands.
My real question then is, are these people actually friends or are they just strangers?
The term “Friendship” is something more than just acquaintances or someone that is friendly.
On Facebook the term friend is technically not correct, it should actually be called contacts.
Friendship is considered to be closer than association, although there is a range of degrees of intimacy in both friendships and associations.
A friend is someone you can hang out with, have fun with and depend on. A friend is someone you develop a love for.
Most importantly a friend is someone with whom you have a relationship with.
A friend will often demonstrate the following on a consistent basis.
One thing that we have to be continually reminded of is that behind every post, every comment, every tweet and every page view is an actual set of eyeballs inside a brain that makes up a unique human being.
Ask yourself this question, would you rather connect or link to a site where you have no clue about the author, or would you rather connect or link to a site or blog where the author is a friend. The answer is obvious.
Here are some ways that you and I can offer some genuine friendships and connections.
So the question then remains. Do you have friends or strangers following you? In most countries a stranger following you is stalking and a criminal offense.
Do you connect with people to be genuine friends or do you have some hidden agenda?
Be true to your friends, be true to yourself and be yourself.
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