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Episode 14

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Do you have lots of online friends? And do you know all of those friends in real life? Is online friendship different from real life?


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No, I don't have a lot online friend, but I have a lot of contacts. so I don't know all of a life of them.
Some contacts or profiles are friends me in real life, so i know enough of them, no all, but I know enough of them.
Colombia Latin America

Hello. I've got facebook and I use it every day. I spend a few hours a day in social net. I know every one of my friends in real life.
Lately, I read British Council's page on facebook. It is usefull. Neil shares whit us interesting topics and give us important advices. :))

Hello, parvez khan:)
You can find LearnEnglish – British Council page on facebook. It is visited of much lovely people. There you could practice you English skills and meet new friends:) Try it!

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I do not have any social network account because I do not have enough time for that. 

Well , i have friends on the social network and saying either it is good or not good depends on many points ,one of them is the age of each person ,the society level and so on.
Making friends all over the world is very interesting , it helps us understand several cultures ,religion and plenty of other things.

yes i have a facebook account and have plenty of friends on it but few of them are the ones that i can't meet in real life ,you know,they are either from other cities or countries.
i think social networking sites are a good way of keeping in touch with your old friends and family members who are abroad.but one thing that i don't like about them, is that people often spend hours and days on chatting with someone that they don't know much about or that they are only friends with on these sites and don't meet each other in real life.this somehow damages our real life relationships and we don't give enough time to our family ,friends,partners etc.this creates a lope hole in our relationship and every now and then we misunderstand each other.
i don't understand why people prefer chatting with someone whom they can't meet over someone that they often it because they r bored of seeing the same faces or they don't know the importance of a real life friendship or relationship?
Anyways,whatever they do is upto them.but destroying your relationship or friendship by ignoring your partner or not giving him enough time over a chat is certainly not worth it.

the main benefit of social networking to me is finding  the old friends. We met with old school friends after years. It was excellent.  we talked about our lifes after school. some of us married, have children. we remembered the funny days from the past days:) It was good to hear from them. 
Actually, I have many online friends and I know all of them from my real life. someones are from past and the other ones from present.

Hello everyone!
I'm Yulia and I'm Russian. But I've been living in Japan for almost seven years.
I'd like to say a couple of words about social network. It's an easy way to make new fiends and keep in touch with your old ones especially when you move to other cities in your country or abroad. That's all! In my opinion, online friends you never meet in your real life cannot be the best or close friends. I think it's too boring to spend your time sitting by computers and chatting with people you don't really know. In my experience, most of online"friends" were really weird and I stopped talking to them. That's why I prefer to meet new people and make friends in my real life.
Thank you and best wishes!