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    Does anyone believe that social media is damaging our ability to make good conversations and true and long lasting friendships. You walk into a room and the first thing you'll see is people glued to their phones.I feel Facebook is so fickle. I had hundreds of "friends" online a couple of weeks ago before I deactivated and maybe only a handful of people even noticed. In the long term, I think most social media makes most people vain and self-important, myself included. It's always a case of telling everybody else, everything about you ; it's a constant "me" fest! TSR is the only social media I'm using right now, I like it the most particularly because I can start conversations and debates with strangers on such a diverse range of topics compounded with all the helpful advice available (particuarly Maths :P). So, in complete irony I'm going to keep everyone updated with my life story only on TSR (who cares?) . lol.
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    I think it's changed relationships, but I don't think it's damaging it. Depends how you're doing your socialising. If you've stopped doing other things in your life because of it then it has changed how you socialise. But I don't do anything differently because of FB other than keep in touch with friends I never would have years ago.

    As long as it is treated properly it doesn't have to have an impact. The people who live for their next fb post or selfie would have had similar outlets before I am sure, just this is more public!
 
 
 
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