You know whom I am talking about. We all have them – people we never met (in person) but connected through clicks online. Social medium is the cause. And the effect . . . well that’s another blog.
By the way, I am not talking abut the influencers with millions in following but the average Joe like myself.
Interactions with our virtual friends are more spontaneous unlike the traditional sense. And a like, emoji, or comment is the extent of our exchange. The relationship is narrowly defined and limited. Perhaps a sliver above the folks you see during commute on the way to and from work.
But, be that as it may, these virtual friendships can be quite important to us. Because we put out into the world something we have come to believe. The inputs from our virtual friends affirm, connect, or shape our online presences.
What’re your thoughts about the virtual friends?