Ponderings: Are Online Friendships Real?

This week's pondering.....Do you feel your online relationships are real friendships? Why or why not? There is much said online about authenticity and transparency in social media - it is a frequently discussed in chats and streams all over Twitter. What I am wondering is if the friendships that are formed within online communities and individuals are real. Is there enough authenticity within social media that you can have a real friendship.
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Transparent Ways to See Through People on Social Media

This post originally written as a guest post for 12 Most. The much debated “transparency” issue is discussed at least once a week in a chat. How can you see through the slick persona speeding by at the speed of light? Jessica Northey always says “If you spot it, you got.” Sometimes the traits that you see in other people are the qualities that you see in yourself, but some other people just confuse the heck out of you! Look at their twitter
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