Is Facebook destroying our social relationships? – Social Relationships
Facebook destroying our social relationships – Depending on the person. Facebook serves as some people’s main method of contact with friends and family. Facebook is used by some people as an additional communication tool. Without considering the “why” component of an individual, it is too simple and superficial to claim that Facebook is killing social interactions.
For instance, most of my relatives and friends don’t reside within a convenient driving distance. Some of my friends find that lengthy emails and sporadic Facebook updates help them communicate more effectively. Others like phone conversations and in-person meetings. But because I reside in Vancouver, how am I going to quickly catch up with a buddy who lives in Calgary and Toronto?
My brother is active on Facebook and has a large social circle. He meets up with them regularly on a weekly basis and talks with them everyday via Facebook. He frequently uploads pictures from his trips there or tells amusing tales. Otherwise, he is most obviously not being cut off from his Facebook friends and family.
A tool is Facebook. It all depends on how and when you use anything in life. Both terrible and excellent outcomes are possible. It only depends on the people.