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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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I don't have many friends from internet, but I would like meet several nativer speakers to speak and improve my skill English. In my country there aren't person that to speak English.

hii everyone, I am new to here and posting my first comment...
talking about social media, yes I have lots of Facebook friends. and the reason behind connecting them is that, most of them are very good writers, poets, photographers. everyday they posts there real life experiences, so I am learning lots of from those.
and before a year ago I used to like chat with girls on Facebook. and once I met a girl online on Facebook. so first we became friends then good friends then close friends and finally fall in love with each other. of Course our love is true love, I had met that girl means now gf, and we were planning to get married. but something is going wrong.
so I found Facebook is very useful for me, and its not bad thing to connect people socially or online. it may bring you some good opportunities like me !!!!

Hi everyone....I have many online frieds. But is not the same that the real life. I think is very important the real contac. Meet people on line is good but sometimes is impersonal and you can'tt understand people very well

I don't have too much online friends. I rarely use the Facebook.

Facebook and instagram are not accessed in China, it is a really great shame. Chinese people use Wechat, most of the young people and some old people all have an account. In my account most of the members are my real friends, I'd like to see their shares every morning, it even become my first thing when I open my eyes. When we become adult and form our own family, most of us have little time to meet frequently, so wechat is a very good application to gather some friends have a chat. When someone share his memorable matter, all the friends will leave some funny messages below his sentence, some of the message is amazing will agitate some laughing. The wechat takes us pretty good convenient.

I don't have many onlie friends because I'm not on facebook,instar or something.
I have only kakao, is famous mssenger of my country and there are some friends.
They are also my real life friends. I don't much like online friends sicn it's not necessary, I suppose.
I want to know many friends in real life, not online so I don't have many online friends.

Hello guys. I have a medium amount of friends on facebook. Not all are very good friends, much are former colleagues of work or people that studied with me, but I know all of them. I like the facebook and the instagram because I always can see what my friends are doing when I cannot see them frequently, and I can talk with friends who are already not in my country. It is a way of maintaining the contact.

I think there no real friends in social networks. Friendship is something more great than exchange of messages and pictures. Besides now networks have become too obtrusive.

Actually I don't work a lot on Facebook. I have account on it but I do not make friends I just have this account to visit some useful pages. Here some people don't use Facebook in right way, they just purplish some silly things and want the other to comment on them and give a like to the picture. I think friendship on Facebook is different from real life friendship in many aspects.