Friday, October 8, 2010
Facebook or Friends For Real
In this experiment, we decided to go off of Facebook for 31 hours, and attempt to meet people in real life instead. Life without was very trying. There was the constant urge to check and see if any new drama took place, if anyone got in a new relationship, or if our friends had tried to contact us. Although going off of Facebook for that period of time was challenging, the rewards of making these 5 new friends made it all worth it. Like the people we met yesterday, friends who we meet in real life end up being much closer to us than the friends we chat with once or twice over Facebook. Meeting these friends in real life increased our social capital infinitely more than simply being friends with a person you will never see in real life on Facebook.