Mike Adams – “The Health Ranger”, thinks that social networking is destroying our natural social fabric and making us more anti-social.
What do you think?
He points to a case of a young boy that has thousands of followers on Facebook and MySpace, but lives in his mom’s basement and has no ‘real’ friends.
I worried about that for a while with my daughter. But you know what? It was a phase. She hardly goes online anymore at all.
And Mike makes it sound like a horrible thing to call someone a friend even though you’ve never met face to face. There are a lot of you that I consider friends. I told you about Linda just last week. We were close friends, and we never met. I value my Internet friends, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a life. And I know most of you have very busy lives.
One of the things I am working on with the new site is including a forum so that we can all be friends. I think women in particular are so busy and deal with so many issues that it’s nice to be able to pop in and talk, or ask a question, and get advice, or feedback, or just have a conversation with a friend. And I’m sorry, you can’t have any sort of meaningful conversation in 140 characters.
I envision a club where we can talk about today’s news, or health, or other issues that interest or concern you, or just find information you need quickly and easily. A place that’s ours. A place where we feel like we belong.
I don’t think having Internet friends is weird or anti-social, do you?