This article talks mainly about MySpace and Facebook. It talked about how your number of “internet friends” has nothing to do with increasing the number of close friends you have. I tend to disagree. I think the internet, and blogging in particular lets you meet alot of people with simular interest that you wouldn’t encounter otherwise. I look at my Blogroll and see friends, real friends, friends that if we lived closer we would hang out all the time. Take Shannon for instance. We hit it off and had an internet only relationship for years before we met, and she is one of my closest best friends in the whole world. Then there is Jamie who I have yet to meet, but would, and have told my deepest secrets to. Lisanne and I have met once, just once years and years ago but both before and after our little meet up I have considered her a good true friend. I have cried on her shoulder and shared things with her that I was only sharing with my close friends. These are people I have known a long time. There are a few more like Michele and Bella that are newer online friends, but I can forsee our friendships growing. Yeah I know it can seem odd to people outside the blogger land, but these people are real! I am sure you all have atleast 2 or 3 people on your blogroll you consider real true friends, friends you would invite to your wedding, friends you would share the joy of a new baby with, friends you wouldgo to the movies with (if you were just closer). I know I have a bunch of online friemds, way more then the 5 or so I have mentioned. What do you guys think about the story, about online friendships in general?