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Faux Friendship

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Julie Warner

on 4 September 2014

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Transcript of Faux Friendship

Faux Friendship
If everyone's friends,
no one is friends.

Changing nature of friendship
Parents want to be friends with kids
Lack of distance
Everyone's on a first name basis
Classical Friendship
Introduced during the renaissance.
Old friends don't matter to you as individuals

False "Circle" of friends.

Social Media
Friendships, unlike blood ties, are elective
Facebook
Friends are "fun and friction-free"
Friendships were more rare than today because they were dominated by societies interest.
Hundreds of "friends"
The more friends you have, the lonelier you are.
Friendship involves no fixed commitments
Therapeutic Friendship:
Friends always make excuses for other friends.
Growth of democracy
Nobody knows each other.
You are the only mutual connection
Ancient friendships
Having one true friend isn't enough.
False sense of community
Facebook:
What once was lost will now be found
quality of character makes friends who they are and why we love them
Rare, precious and
hard won
We choose our friends, and we can keep these relationships for as long as we want
Modernity associates friendship itself with youth.
People get a sense of security with the more "friends" they have.
Friendship became based on personal beliefs.
8 am 1101
Went against tradition
and crossed family lines
Best friends forever may not be on speaking terms by this time next month.
No face to face interaction
When all marriages are over, friends are the people we come back to
People in all different places
Social media doesn't leave room or time to actually get to know people by listening to their stories
more valuable than
family, marriage or sex
Try to hold onto your childhood friends to ensure a sense of youth.
Falsified our understanding
of intimacy itself
People impersonate themselves to get a false sense of accomplishment and pride.
Christianity discouraged
intense personal bonds
No one true "soul mate" friend
God came first
Exchanging stories is like making love; caressing, questioning, questing, and mutual. Takes patience, sensitivity, subtlety, and skill
Intense friendships are something we're expected to grow out of
Monostic communities
Close relationships were
seen as threatening
Pure individualism relying on others
Connected by social media
Your friends didn't shield you from the mainstream, they were the mainstream.
People aren't as private anymore.
FB is the extent to which people
are willing to conduct their private
lives in public
A shelter from normative pressures
social networking sites: networking once meant something specific. climbing jungle gym of professional contact to advance career.
Ellie Jones
Tabitha Jarriel
Ellie Jones
Tabitha Jarriel
Ellie Jones
Tabitha Jarriel
Ellie Jones
Tabitha Jarriel
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