Yahoo News: Facebook not for close friendships according to researcher

Picked up a short message by Yahoo News from research done by Doctor Will Reader, from Sheffield Hallam University. He says that face-to-face contact is absolutely imperative to build a close relationships. I think he hits the spot right on, do you? Sort of ties in nicely with my previous post “Getting permission to be a friend”. He is also being quoted saying “Social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace are unlikely to help users build close new friendships”. I agree on that, but I also think that Social Networking sites might be able do a better job at supporting and enriching existing friendships. Friendships which mostly started off in the physical world anyways.

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