Few things in recent memory have changed the world so profoundly as the internet. We live, learn, and socialize differently today from how our parents and grandparents did, thanks to the world wide web. And with the internet came the rise of social media in the early to mid-2000s. This means that my generation – the infamous millennials – and all those that come after us are growing up online.
Long-distance friendships have already become a usual part of our hectic life. I am sure all of us have that one friend who left to study abroad, or who moved to another country. Besides, the lockdown restrictions prevented us from […]
With COVID-19 came a new normal, one where most of our daily interactions slowly went from having face-to-face contact as a logical (and at times much necessary) prerequisite to largely being mediated by screens. Platforms, both new and old, became […]
What kind of a friend are you? Have you always had different friend groups? Or collections of solo friendships? Or one united wolfpack? According to a 2016 study from Dartmouth University, most people’s friendships fall into one of those three […]
Hardly anyone can imagine their online life without constant correspondence with hundreds of barely familiar people who the social network suggests calling “friends”. But how often is a friend or follower actually really close to us? Can we call all […]
We can’t deny that social media has already become an inseparable part of our life. It is pervasive, it is influential, and it is impactful. But as it happens with everything that gives us entertainment and pleasure, we can quickly […]