Will Internet Make People Have Less Friends in the Real Life?

1208 Words May 22nd, 2011 5 Pages
When comparing Alice Mathias’s article “The Facebook Generation”, and Brent Staples’ “What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up In Cyberspace” an explicit idea appears in my mind: will the internet make us have less friends in the real life? Currently, people are making friends more easily than before, they could use chatting software to meet new friends, and they also could find friends who have the same hobbies as themselves, such as playing some kinds of online games, but all these new relationship are established just based online. So many people believe that internet makes theirs life better and give them chances to make more friends than before. In contrast, I think internet make people have less friends in the real life …show more content…
But sometimes it will bring people an uncomfortable feeling that why do not talk to me directly and are you trying to avoid me in real life?
Online games possess a high impact to life nowadays. It gives people so much fun and makes people relax when they play it. But everything is a double-edged sword, playing much online games will make people addicted to it. When people begin to addict to the online games, they are communicating more with their friends in the games. Definitely, they will spend more time on internet and their online friends. The bad result for them is that they subtract the time to interact with their parents and friends in real life. I have a friend whose name is James, he like to play warcraft which is a famous online game all over the world. Every time I went to his dorm, he was playing that game. He always talk to me that how many people he killed in the game, how many honors he get from the game, and how many friends he makes in the whole world. He told me that he has more friends than before, they have the same hobby which is playing warcaft, and they met each other every day online. But when I asked him how many day you are not meeting his real friends, he told me that he has not meeting them for about two month. I asked him why not take time and hang out with his friends, his answer shocked me. He said that he do not want to waste time to do that because he need to playing games with his online friends and he do not need so much real

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