1. Are virtual friendships different than real life friendships for you? If yes, how?
Okay I think that word 'real-life' is not really accurate here because the virtual friendships are also real-life friendships except that we don't get to meet all of our virtual friends in person, go to lunches/dinners with, play tennis/golf with and get together over the weekends etc.
2. Is it possible to develop closer ties with people you meet online because sometime it is easier to exchange views freely in writing verses talking?
I am thinking here about the controversial issues which many of us might hesitate to express our honest views and opinions on if called upon to do so because of fear of being judged or worse being attacked?
3. And most of all, I wonder, would we feel the same about our Internet 'friends' if we ever meet them in person?
Or would our perceptions that we developed reading their words on the screen change after meeting? Would you be a bit unsettled if you saw a completely different person than the image you create for them over time?
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