How we find, keep in touch with, maintain and even break-off friendships that have changed so much in the past decade of the net. More than ever before we are all courting casual acquaintances, increasing the scope of our social world and meeting people from all over.
Some of these people we chat with nightly, keeping-up with their lives as they do with ours; in reality they become our modern day pen pal. In others we built a whole new intimacy, one that has only the bounds of the world-wide-web to keep it and we enjoy mutual chatting that leads to just as mutual masturbation. And as we seem to be growing ever more adept at, we also see the mixing of friends as lovers strictly online because we know we will never meet these pen pals. Continue reading →