Making Friends via Social Networking Websites.
by M Spelman
(Clarksville, TN, USA)
Between keeping old friendships and building new ones, social networking sites can be of aid. If you're busy or live out of state, then it becomes relatively easy to keep up with the lives of those you care about.
Take FaceBook for instance. Most people check their accounts daily, adding posts and status's of their daily tasks. You can keep up with your friends this way, by tracking what is going on within their lives. Keep in touch by asking questions about how they are and if they enjoyed what they're posting about.
Try to remember what you read, and apply it in conversation directed towards them. As a rule of thumb, people enjoy it when people care. Its simple. If you keep up with your friendships while engaging conversation with them about their daily lives, they're likely to care about what you are doing with your own life.
If you're new to an area and don't have many friends, social net working sites can also come in handy. Search people within your location, view their profiles, and identify with common interests. Don't just go out and add a bunch of random people, rather, add people who seem as though they'd be interesting in what you have to say. Explain that you're new to the area, and don't have many people to keep you company. As long as you're honest and upfront, most people won't be rude to you.
Another great thing about social networking sites is the opportunity to reconnect with old friends. You can find people you were close to when you were very young, all by doing a quick search. If you were friends then, why can't you be friends now? Social networking allows making friends to be easy, and in-personal. Sometimes this comes to your aid, and sometimes this can back fire in your face. Either way, if you're lonely, its worth a shot.
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