Social networking creates a sense of intimacy. To such conclusion the scientist Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas. He argues that real friends appear only at meetings in real space, and "likes" and comments to your photos really mean little. Other statements of the scientist writes the Hindustan Times.
There are dry statistics. Most people spend time on social networks in a passive communication: the feed, photos of friends, evaluate them. Only 3.5% of the total time is spent on correspondence. That says a lot, said Hall.
According to others, close friends prefer less texting and more time to spend together. Real friends, says the researcher, up to 98% of the time is devoted to real communication. Only a small part of the contacts in this case on the Internet.