As Facebook is getting increasingly popular, people have the tendency to add the people they meet on Facebook soon after their first meeting. However,…

As Facebook is getting increasingly popular, people have the tendency to add the people they meet on Facebook soon after their first meeting. However, how many actually keep in contact or still talk to the many friends they have added on Facebook? And no, sending game requests does not count as keeping in contact. Personally, I have my share of “Facebook friends” but I find that I don’t really talk to most of them anymore. Sure, I’ve spoken to them at least a couple times before adding them and find them to be pretty cool people, but contact was soon broken off as we went separate ways and Facebook doesn’t really help the case. Although it’s meant to be a social network, it really just keeps people’s… names and existences around but not closely around. Nothing beats communicating directly — writing on walls or sending messages that are basically emails are forms of communications that doesn’t really keep people together as friends but more of acquaintances. So, people, if you care about your “Facebook friends” and want to keep them as actual friends, try some other form of communication, like say, talking to them on the phone or face-to-face? Otherwise, it’d just be a discussion of numbers, not friends.
– Vivian