Online Relationships : Online Friendships Essay

1427 Words Oct 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Online Friendships
The Internet in this day and age is larger than ever. A person can connect with someone from across the world with just the click of a button and this technology has caused people to not only connect, but form close relationships with people they would have never had the chance to meet before. This raises the question, is befriending people you meet online safe? Talking to people you meet over the Internet can actually be beneficial to many teens and, especially in shy or anxious teens, these relationships should be encouraged. It is easy to find others with common interests online, and starting these relationships can easily lead to meaningful friendships and a support system right at your fingertips. Many lives, including my own, have been positively influenced by online friends.
For the past two years, online friendships have been an important aspect in my life. When I first made my Tumblr account back in 2013, I would see all these accounts having fun with their online friends. Sending cute asks, funny threads riddled with inside jokes, it was something I wanted to experience for myself. I finally had my chance a year later. My favorite youtubers, AmazingPhil and danisnotonfire, made a sim on their gaming channel, and the fandom went wild making blogs for different objects around its house. We had a big skype chat that eventually dwindled down to seven people, but those seven people were some of my closest friends. That Skype chat meant so much to me;…

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