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#1
Think from the dawn of time.

Now a days, from a young age, we are forced to interact with other people, such as school or whatever, and when we grow up and get a job, we also socialise, some people more than others, there is also the option of talking to people on the internet, like this forum, think of how many people you have interacted with before.

Will the world keep getting more social-friendly?

Does the factor of not having any friends have more of an impact than ever before, people are taking their own lifes because of this, why are we so social dependant?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnCNmACqWvE

Video about this that i made, its pretty much the same, just to see more points of views really.
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#2
sorry, i'm confused by this thread. what do you mean by social-friendly?
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#5
It is just much more convenient for us to meet other people. I don't think people were less social friendly before, they just didn't have as much access to people as modern day.
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#6
We're more widely sociable. Until the end of the dark ages all the independent civilisations were very parochial, whether through choice or the impracticality of having to travel 80 miles just to go for a pint with someone else.

Personally, I've become less and less sociable since the dawn of my time.
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#8
I actually don't think so. The fact we socialize by using the internet so much, we are getting worse and worse at normal socializing, without the help of a medium.

But also, yes, we are more social than a neanderthaler. How's that for a thing?


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#9
It's arguable. We are capable of interacting with more people on a more daily basis, but the interaction has lost how personal it is. Many of our generation are losing social skills because of this loss of personal interaction.
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#10
Absolutely we've become more social. Perhaps not as much face-to-face socialization due to texting and social networks but the amount of interaction has definitely increased.
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since when did this forum censor 'heya'?

Such a crap joke...
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#11
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#12
I don't think we are socially friendly. I think we are socially hateful. people on fb and whatever other social network you're on bash alot of people for putting up stupid shit.

I don't care that you just took a dump and now have to go to work which you hate... If i did i would have asked you about it.
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Such a crap joke...


well

thats just like

your opinion man


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#15
I feel like we've always isolated ourselves until recently (recently, meaning in the last 100 years or so). The Aristocracy only ever interacted with themselves, as speaking with commoners was almost a disgrace to their name. You could make the argument that people weren't as open-minded back then, but I think that has a lot to do with how we are today. We're more open-minded, and more willing to discuss life, politics, and other hot button issues with a wide variety of individuals, rather than just our social-class peers.
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#16
It depends upon your idea of being social. Hiding behind computer screens and spewing stupid crap and hate does not make one social. We're becoming anti-social. Soon none of us will ever leave the house.
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It depends upon your idea of being social. Hiding behind computer screens and spewing stupid crap and hate does not make one social. We're becoming anti-social. Soon none of us will ever leave the house.


This.
#18
If we keep going the way we currently are, the capabilities for greater social interaction will be there to use. The greatest impact of technology is that we can look beyond our little solitary society to other cultures, through using the internet and cheaper travelling etc. The influence of these other cultures can then dictate aspects of society.

The impact of not having any friends hasn't really changed in my opinion, as it is mostly to do with the society you live in. Having no friends in a society that has ample friends to make is the same now as it was in 1911; if you don’t have friends, there is probably something “wrong” with you – "wrong" according to your surrounding culture, or maybe you just smell like shit or something. Of course, we now have greater capabilities to take influence from beyond our immediate surroundings, which can both have the effect of creating elitist cliques that cause greater gaps in societal norms within your immediate surroundings, that can lead to the isolation of somebody; or it allows the creation of elitist cliques away from your immediate surroundings, such as internet forums etc.

That is probably missing some obvious stuff, but I'm mostly taking out of my ass anyway.
#19
My problem with the internet is that it ruins some people's social skills. I hate doing a peer edit of a fellow student in an English class and they're throwing in chatspeak into it. Hell one girl typed like a 13 year old girl h3y guy5 1t5 t3h c00150r5.
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#20
We are definitely getting more social, just it's not the traditional way of socializing. I mean, 10 years ago, if someone said that you could simultaneously tell all of your friends and random people that you don't know what you had for breakfast this morning and that you're going for a run, you'd probably be laughed at.

Truth is, networking has always been an art in face-to-face interation. Nowadays, you just need a catchphrase and a good profile on a website and you could be popular.

Jump on the bandwagon brothers and sisters, social networking is going to revolutionize the world as we know it. Get in now while you can
#22
Jesus christ TS, that video...

"Does the factor of not having any friends have more of an impact than ever before, people are taking their own lifes because of this, why are we so social dependant?"

I'm no grammar nazi but that's a little much, don't you think?
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#23
We havn't got more social, just more socialising.
Does that make any sense?

What I mean is that a modern human being does have a bigger number of connections (compared to past times), but at the same time he has lots of superficial relationships or "false friends", which does not have to mean they just pretend to like you, but your relationship just exist because you are serving some kind of purpose for them.
(Like driving them to places, buying them drinks etc.)

If you suddenly went broke, they most likely wouldn't be your friends anymore,
they would go and look for some other dude to replace you.

We manipulate and get manipulated, often in some kind of trade situation so both sides get profit from it.

A person may have 300 friends on facebook, or hang out in large groups of people in public.
But this person probably only has very few true friends, who would take risks for him, stand up for him, fight for him, and stay with him even if he gets stuck in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.


also I don't see why TS video is the most important thing I've ever watched???
#24
I'm more social online than in real life, I have a lot of "real" friends, but honestly...most of them are dickheads in some way or another, as am I.
#25
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Jesus christ TS, that video...

"Does the factor of not having any friends have more of an impact than ever before, people are taking their own lifes because of this, why are we so social dependant?"

I'm no grammar nazi but that's a little much, don't you think?



do you mean i shouldn't have put it in the video, or its not true?

i do feel bad for including it , but you know that it does happen, i know its an extreme case