Friends - one word with a very beautiful meaning behind it. To most of us, friends are known as our pals, buddies or acquaintances. The more the merrier they always say. The more friends you have, the wider you horizon. With the ample presence of social networking sites these days such as Facebook and Twitter, it is much easier to be connected to people from the other end of the world than it used to be. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you will become friends or be connected virtually to other people from the other side of the continent.
However, friends, particularly in Facebook and friends in real life are truly different. In Facebook, your friends list may contain people whom you are completely oblivious to. These are, in fact, virtual friends. You have no clue about them and neither do they. This is due to a certain community in Facebook today who would simply add friends just to have a large number of acquaintances in his or her friends list. They do this in order to be famous, virtually. Wouldn’t anyone find it a bit awkward if you’re barely into working life but have so-called friends from around the world who are entrepreneurs and as such?
Unfortunately, these are usually the ones who are victims of malice and scams on the Internet. They accept friend requests without checking the other person’s profile or background. In fact, these are the ones who the criminals enjoy targeting. A naïve, attention-seeking person is the easiest target. Even though you may have hundreds or even thousands of friends in Facebooks, nothing beats ONE real friend.
Unlike in Facebook, real friends will help you out anytime, anywhere and anyhow. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Real friends are real individuals whom you see face-to-face and have conversation with. In Facebook, you are not likely not see each other as it is nothing but a virtual conversation. It is rather sad that here are netizens who claim that their Facebook friends are their best friends....
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