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Stronger than that of relationships that happen in

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stronger than that of relationships that happen in real life because it is easier to gain trust, have human connection, and communicate virtually. However, it is also easier to “unfriend” someone virtually than in person.However,“Facebook may simply prolong superficial connections that would have natural dissipated otherwise” (Urist, 2015), these social networking sites do not show us the true side of a person and so it is easier to maintain a relationship virtually. Yes, social networking websites have helped us keep in touch with friends and family who are distant from us. Yes, it gives us the opportunity to enhance our lives in the sense that we can use websites such as LinkedIn to interact with other people around the country or within our location for a better job or to expand our skills in various ways. Although social networking websites are beneficial to us in these areas it often distracts us from the real world which is its biggest drawback. For example, in the modern day you can see that at a family get together there are at least two people that are always on their phone communicating with others on social network or browsing the internet. “They text and shop and go on Facebook during classes, during presentations, actually during all meetings” (Tulker, 2012). Although, they are physically present these technological devices keep them distracted from completely being present.
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