Let it never be said that internet friendships are not as real, not as meaningful, as IRL friendships.  One can lead to the other, and when tragedy strikes or blessings rain down, cyber friends are often just as despairing or ecstatic as the friends down the street.

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9 thoughts on “Friendship

  1. theparisreviewblog says:

    I totally agree. Social media is important, but face to face contact is the only thing that is lasting. I have a literary blog, and I recently wrote about the twitter world through a writer’s perspective, so I get where you’re coming from. Great post!


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      What I love about places like Facebook and Twitter and other social sites is that the friends you can make there can become friends in the real world. I feel particularly lucky to count so many wonderful people as friends that I would never have met without the internet, even if we never meet.

      It’s like that picture I’ve seen circulating on Facebook says: I love my computer because my friends live in it. Not all of them do, but a good number. 🙂


  2. Di Hill says:

    It is great when you get to meet one of your “online friends” – it is a strange relationship this friendship when you “know” someone well, but have never met. Thought provoking post.


  3. Daphne Shadows says:

    If I could “like” this more than once (like three thousand times) I would. 😀
    I have friends who are very important to me, who have picked me up off the ground and patted my back, given me a pep talk on being myself and not giving up. And I’ve never met them in person. We write over the internet. We blog, tweet, trade stories. They’re awesome. Proximity doesn’t change that.


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Exactly! My favorite saying is, “Friends are the family we choose.” My family is global now, thanks to all the friends I’ve made online. And the writing community, in my experience, is just like a family, one I’m glad to be part of.


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