Well, its half and half. I consider going to this forum to talk to interesting people from abroad who are fans of juventus, something i dont have where i currently live. Some people may see it as a socialable event, but thats what i see it as. However, to add to that, one could consider MSN chatting sociable, as it is a great way to talk to your friends or meet new interesting people and become friends with them.
I come to MSN/forums to interact with international frens and they r great frens. It will be even better if I can meet them in real life So far I have met ppl from forums.
But nonetheless, it is important to interact with real life frens as well. Cos u see them everyday in school and they can be a great help to ur homework/personal problems. Friendship can even be strengthened through sports/projects. So to me social skills r important.
++ [ originally posted by River ] ++
Of course it isnt. People you talk to on the internet dont care about you and you dont care about them. You can also turn them off when you want to and use them when you need to.
It's an interesting breakdown, Amr... let's see what I got for a weekday.
8 hours- sleep
4 hours- classes
4 hours- work
3 hours- homework
1 hours- TV, mainly the Tonight Show with Jaaaay Leeeno
2 hours- not school related internet- juventuz and related stuff
2 hours- miscalenious time spending- eating, showering, etc.
I get online in the morning at college, and am on (excluding, breaks and lunch time) til at a maximum of 5pm, after that I am not on a computer at all, and I go out alot with my friends, so answer to your question no, but then again, I do email 2 people (one from Ireland and one from America) who I talk to often and consider very good friends!