August 27, 2014
Summary of "Faux Friendship" by William Deresiewicz
William Deresiewicz makes fascinating approaches in his article "Faux Friendship". His belief and interpretation of the word "friend" makes a great argument. Friendship is not what it used to be." We live in an age when friendship has become both all and nothing at all" (Qtd. By William Deresiewicz in "Faux Friendship,"2009). With social media like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or even the most popular social site Instagram, we have "friends" we may not know too well. Social networking sites have impoverished both the content and function of friendship.
What happened to friendships being cherished? What has the world come to? Why doesn't friendship mean anything anymore? It seems as though friendship is being treated as a popularity contest. What about a shoulder to lean on or a person to cry to. Does that mean anything at all nowadays? How many of you know what friendship really is? Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people.
Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association.
Deresiewicz doesn't seem to be the only one who feels like this. Michael Bond author of the article "Friends in High-Tech Places", seems to feel the same way. In his article he discusses friendship in the internet age, focusing on the impact technology has on friendship. He talks about how technology is influential on people's everyday lifestyle, how people go to social media for advice. Social world has destroyed individual friendships. People are now broadcasting their private lives in public on social networking