My Long Distance Friendships

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Everyone in this generation uses social media whether you are seventeen or eighty-nine. Throughout my life I have made several different connections through various organizations and clubs. Before having a phone or any form of social media, it was difficult to stay connected with friends made through various clubs and organizations. Relying on social media helps maintain friendships in so many ways. When heading to college and starting new paths in life, it is likely to lose contact with some of my fellow high school classmates, so relying on social media can help keep in touch and maintain these friendships. Everyone in today’s society uses social media whether it is to maintain current friendships, make new ones, or connect with old ones. …show more content…
This goes to show how our generation has gotten used to maintaining friendships with social media, whether it is having a streak on snapchat or retweeting each other’s tweets on Twitter. I live in a small town of around three thousand people so everyone knows everyone. We are pretty much in the middle of nowhere and most of us will end up going to college somewhere that is more than two hours away. I am relying on social media to help me stay in touch with my friends from my hometown. I understand that most of us will see each other at home again but social media will help further my knowledge on how their lives are going whether it be with school, sports, or even …show more content…
I have met numerous people over social media; in fact, I met my future college roommate in a group chat on Facebook. It has gotten easier to make new friends on social media because of things such as the suggested friends option on Facebook or the discover people to follow on Instagram. Social media helps us make connections with people and maintain them by helping us stay in touch with them. People barely try to make friendships work without social media today so imagining life without social media sounds like there would be a decline in friendships at all. Although when social media was just an idea, people actually maintained friendships by meeting up or talking in person but in today’s generation there are more social media outlets then I can count on my fingers. Personally I do not know whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. I can see how it would be bad dude to use relying on technology to keep us connected when we could just meet up in person, but I can also see the good in it especially for long distance friends that may not be able to meet up in a split second. As technology has evolved so has our society through how we go about maintaining our friendships. Social media is a great way to stay in touch with people but it can also be a way to lose touch. I used to talk to one of my best friends through Facebook messenger every single day until one

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