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Old 11-14-2010, 03:21 PM   #6
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So write those people a letter that explains it and mail it to them.

Social networking has been around for more than a decade now. It's not a fad. One particular site or another may turn out to be a fad but the platform itself is not.

Twitter is over four years old and the 10th most visited on the Internet globally. While it might be too soon to say so definitively, it's unlikely to be going away either.

When the telephone came around, people bitched because people called instead of visiting. When email came about, people bitched about nobody writing real letters anymore. They made the same argument you're making and twenty years later, they either adopted the new technology or they're still sitting by the phone/mailbox wondering why they don't have any friends.

To that point... you start off by stating "It's not that I don't have friends, or know people, it's just that I don't talk to them or keep up with the latest bullshit." If you don't talk to them, they're not your friends. They're acquaintances who might have been friends in the past but are no longer.

Friendships are an active relationship that have to be maintained. If you don't maintain them, the relationship ceases to exist. If all of your friends stopped maintaining the relationship all at once, it's not the fault of technology, it's squarely in your own lap.

Stop blaming technology and money on things that you're perfectly capable of fixing. You're not a victim, you're just a crybaby.
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