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

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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 because they spend much more time interact with their online friends and less time interact with their friends in real life. The highly development of Internet indeed make people become more silence than before in real world. This is because people have fewer interactivities with their parents, relatives, and friends when these appliances such as computers take up all their time. People used to play games, watching TV and talk about the plots, share jokes and gossips, and sing songs together to make fun with family members before the invention of Internet, but when the Internet programs get into people’s eye sight, all the circumstance has been changed. The family numbers are no longer willing to sit together for interactivities, instead they are more likely to surf online and have no conversation with each other. Relatives do not drop around frequently unless some relatively important celebrations happen. Friends are no longer making a call to each other during the dinner time. They put all their inner resources into the “tiny screen.” It is definite that being addicted to Internet will make people’s relationship more superficial than before. Some people may think they can talk to them online and share some interesting staff with...
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