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Could it be possible that given enough time, those who choose to forgo an online presence are fast forgotten? Human interaction online tends to reflect real-life, centuries-old Real friend sex, according to Karen North, professor of digital social media and director of the Annenberg Program on Online Communities at USC Annenberg School. In this day and age, people are not very likely to care what your source of information is, North noted. Online shortcut tools are well and good, but according to North, some studies have shown there is actually a reduction in communication and contact.
One is the public, easy response on social media, and the other is the much more valued one: In other words, human nature indicates Real friend sex calling a friend to congratulate them on the baby news will always gain you more points than just double-tapping their pregnancy reveal on Instagram. As North puts it, when you wish a friend a happy birthday on their wall instead of in person or on the phone, that friend typically makes a mental note of your online interaction vs.
Non-social media denizen Johnson, for example, prefers to take a loose approach and trust things to work out. The shocking revelations of people who commit incest.
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