Maybe instead of viewing Facebook as a “real” relationship’s lazy cousin, I could start viewing it as one type of connection with those I care to connect with.

Good point. Other channels exist of course. For example, over the last month I have discovered that right here, Medium provides a great platform to discover great content and make good friends. There are physical friends and for me now, there is Medium. Here comes everybody.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in: https://refind.com/arinbasu

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