Friday, March 2, 2012

Make friends online

Ever since I've started my online business, I've had the opportunity to be friends with so many types of people from all over the world via online. It has been very colourful indeed. Some have made me very happy, some have made me very sad, some have managed to do both at the same time. >.< ...which was pretty confusing but I managed to clear that up over time. Over the years, I've managed to "meet up" with some of them and it's been great for most of it. Some not so great, sorry to say. 

Having said that, there are a small group of people who prefer to befriends with me, talk to me via online but never want to show themselves to me. I suppose they are much more comfortable communicating with me that way. It's ok with me as I can understand why some people prefer to do that. I respect their privacy. But I just wish I could get to know them better. Coz it feels weird sometimes when you communicate with them every other day but you don't even know what they look like. It's like I'm communicating with the computer instead of a real person.

I used to be a little shy to meet up with people.....and for me, communicating via online with another person seems like the easiest way to get to know someone real fast without having to actually meet them in person, thus I can avoid any unnecessary embarrassment if suddenly it goes wrong. Especially with the social network being available for everyone to use, it's definitely a fast way to get to know someone....well, so you think you know them....coz the things they say about themselves online doesn't necessarily be the truth. It can be a story they made up.....some people do that to impress....and to attract people's attention to them. So, we gotta be careful with the facts they put up there and not believe everything they say. I had to learn it the hard way in the beginning.

Some even fall for another real fast too via online. It happens to a lot of people. I used to think it's possible.....coz I see some people who did but now I don't see it that way anymore. Now I find it really ridiculous. It's just not real. Unless you meet up with them in person and get to know them better offline. Then perhaps it's possible.

I really think that there's a lot you can benefit by interacting with people via online. You will become more open for new ideas and new way of thinking. See how others from around the world live their lives and the best thing is  you don't even have to leave your house to view it. You get the information real fast. Don't have to wait for the postman to delivery the letters from your friends to know how they are doing. Although I do miss getting letters or cards from friends like I used to when I was little. It's actually more exciting. More suspense. :)

I just think that it's really something you's really great that we have this technology in our hands. I can't imagine what my life would be without it now. Coz without it, I wouldn't have friends like you, you, you and you............... ;)

To all my online friends......thank you for being my friend ......via online or otherwise.....;).

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Gayatri Gauda said...

:) yes, what you said about getting to know people through internet is absolutely true. There is good and bad in everything and so is in social networking sites... Even real life getting to know a person is like playing a puzzle. Still, I have some good friends, inspirations, mentors (one like you) through online. Me too can't imagine how my days would go without it. And I prefer some of my time off from being online too, just to relax... :)

Mary said...

Indeed great words! I totally agree with you and with the fact that today we don't have to leave our homes to visit someone. Nowadays we have a great possibility to get in touch with all over the world while surfing the internet. All new technology change our way of living and the internet has a big impact in our lives.

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments.. ;)

Grace to You said...

Yes! It's been great fun getting to know someone living on the other side of the world, an experience I probably would never have without the internet. So glad to call you friend! :)

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

I'm so glad to have you as a friend too Sandi! All thanks to the internet ;)