Does anyone else prefer social networking?

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Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Niamh McGlade » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:12 pm

I was just wondering did my fellow dyspraxians share the view that they prefer communicating online rather than face to face. I love seeing my friends but I seem to prefer online chatting. Also does anyone else get really nervous when new people are introduced to their group? I do. I also find I can talk to strangers quite well but get nervous when it is someone I know introducing the stranger. Also I always feel like I don't really fit in places. Does anyone else feel this way?

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Jim » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:43 pm

I am a bit of a recluse.

Most of my friends (the very few that I have) are not local to me, indeed most of them live in different countries. So Internet social networking is the easiest way to stay in contact with them. Actually I met my most of my social circle via the internet and Motorsport forums.

But it is nice to actually see them in real life from to time to time :)
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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Niamh McGlade » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:43 pm

Feel free to add me on facebook for a chat!

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Shadwell » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:56 pm

I also prefer meeting people via social groups online, rather than in person I think it is more to do with the awkwardness, silence and anxiety.

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby FAndrews » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:58 am

Yeah same here, it is strange how i can have a much better online conversation with someone than when i see that person face-to-face. Plus i prefer texts and messages to actual phone calls, i still find them awkward for some reason.

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Jim » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:37 am

I'm far better in putting something in writing than I am into speech, but it always nice to see people you know and like.

Niamh, I'll add you on facebook but could you PM me your details for it so I can add the correct "Niamh McGlade" ;)
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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby FAndrews » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:48 am

That is probably because we get more time to work out what you want to say i suppose rather than having to quickly come with a response (i always think of something good to say after the conversation happened). always happy to have more friends by the way ;)

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Niamh McGlade » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:22 am

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There you go guys!! xx

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Jim » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:42 am

Niamh, I set you a Facebook message as the request friend option seems to be hidden :)

If anyone is interested PM for my Facebook page.
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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Tom fod » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:41 am

Hi all

Friendly reminder to ask that people do not post their personal details openly on the forum but instead PM each other to do this.

Doing it openly could leave you vulnerable to phishing and other online nastiness.
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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby Moot » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:32 pm

I get lonely if I barely get to see anyone in real life. Although it is indeed easier to chat online I have found for many years now. A few of the people that are now friends of sorts in real life were first known of on the internet. As others have said, you can come across better online and have time to think about your responses, where the awkwardness is masked. When I was a teenager I found it enough to just chat to people online, nowadays I do find excitement in meeting people as well, though it is scary, and just hope I don't come across too rubbish! :p We all need that 'real' human contact as well.

On the Facebook note... I don't add people until I have known them in 'real life'. It's a good rule when it's a matter of a social network site giving out too much about yourself too soon - not keen on people knowing my full name as it is!
Hopefully not making too many moot points... heh... *ahem* :D

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Re: Does anyone else prefer social networking?

Postby FAndrews » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:30 pm

Good point Moot, i also follow the same policy with Facebook as well. talking online is good, but you need actual contact to survive, i get quite lonely as well sometimes, coming home after work to an empty house.


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