I spend a lot of time on social media. I have a lot of friends on social media. This post is for them.

  1. You don’t need to get dressed or wash your hair or put on your makeup to visit with online friends. Nobody cares that you’re wearing your old Gap mommy jeans.
  2. It doesn’t take 42 emails and 3 weeks to arrange a lunch date. Log on, grab your coffee (or wine!) and let the chatting begin.
  3. They ‘get’ why you spend so much time on social media and don’t harass you about your ‘addiction’ and personal safety. They never say, ‘I wish I had as much free time as you to mess around online’.
  4. There’s no limit to how many friends can join in the conversation. The more the merrier and the richer the resulting discussion.
  5. They respond to being ‘tagged’ before your real life friends even check their voicemail.
  6. Emoticons are easier to interpret than words or tone of voice. And if you missed part of the conversation you can easily scroll back up and find where you left off.
  7. Distance and time zones aren’t an impediment to spending time together. Your dinner time? My breakfast time? It matters not.
  8. It’s easier to make friends online that it is at the playground. Cliques are less visible.
  9. Conversation hogs and serial interrupters can be easily ignored online. No need to get physical with them.
  10. Online friends are happy to share pictures of their meals, children and pets. Real life friends think you’re weird if you try and photograph the food (and even weirder if you post the pic to Instagram).



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  1. Yoshiaki Aoyama Reply

    You don’t seem to have any real friends, you like to stay anonymous and afraid of real friendship.
    On FB you are not really together with friends .Most of your online friends will never be real friends.You are living in a dream and escape from real life!
    There is not one of your reasons that can be taken seriously!

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