Social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace do not help you make more genuine close friends, according to a survey by researchers who studied how the websites are Massage connection Reigate the nature of friendship networks.
Although social networking on the internet helps people to collect hundreds or even thousands of acquaintances, the researchers believe that face to face contact is nearly always necessary to form truly close friendships. Social networking websites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace have taken off rapidly in recent years.
Facebook was launched initially in for Harvard University members but has since Margate gay bdsm to over 34m users worldwide. research has suggested that a person's conventional friendship group consists of around people, with five very close friends but larger s of people who we keep in touch with less regularly.
This figure is so consistent that scientists have suggested it is determined by the cognitive constraints of keeping up with large s of people. Larger s Discover Fylde app require too much brain effort to keep track of. But Dr Reader and his team have found that social networking sites do allow people to stretch this figure.
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The team asked over people to fill in questionnaires about their online networking, asking for example how many online friends they had, how many of these were close friends and how many they had met face to face. The team found Free dating sites no sign up Barry although the sites allowed contact with hundreds of acquaintances, as with conventional friendship networks, people tend to have around 5 close friends.
He told the British Association Festival of Science in York that social Sex surrogate therapy Blackburn sites allow people to broaden their list of nodding acquaintances because staying in touch online is easy. But to develop a real friendship we need to see that the other person is trustworthy.
It is a kind of reciprocal relationship," said Dr Reader, "What we need is to be absolutely sure that a person is really going to invest in us, is really Hot Ellesmere Port girls pictures to be there for us when we need them It's very easy to be deceptive on the internet.
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