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In today’s society the internet has made one of the biggest impacts in our time. It’s a place where very close to almost anything can happen with something as quick as a click of your finger. Some people manage their business through the internet, others utilize it to socialize on networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and plenty more. Then there are others who use the internet to create online bonds sometimes with complete strangers. There’s many ways you can meet people through the internet and create such bonds, like playing a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game or using social networks like those listed before. Some people consider these types of relationships pointless, while there are also many people who feel like they can or have already built some sort of relationship through these worlds, so the question to be asked is: Can we consider these “Online World” relationships friends or foes? There are countless amounts of pro’s and con’s that add up with both views toward the subject. For example, some feel like building a relationship like this online is just going to be nothing but a waste of time for the people engaging in the activity. More than likely the people you meet online aren’t in your nearby surrounding areas so people think to themselves “Why try and build a friendship when it can’t go anywhere past this ‘Online World’?” In this case yes, it might be a huge waste of time for yourself because there really isn’t much you can do to further your friendship past whatever it is the internet will limit you to. Yet, at the same time if you meet someone online and you felt some sort of special connection with that person you could always take the initiative and try to further your friendship beyond an “Online World” you can take the position to say “Hey, why don’t we meet up sometime?” and right away the factor of the whole “Online” thing is obliterated. Another advantage of meeting and making friends online is the fact that you can

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