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The Impact of Social Media on Friendships: Creators Share Their Thoughts

We explore how social media has shaped and influenced the friendships and connections of our creators.
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The Impact of Social Media on Friendships: Creators Share Their Thoughts

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Highlights
  • Social Media's dual role: Creators Share their thoughts
  • Balancing online and offline Relationships
  • Friendships in the Digital Age

In the Digital Era, we've witnessed the transformative power of social media, shaping and influencing lives in countless ways. We decided to reach out to our creators and explore how social media has impacted their friendships and connections. Here's what they had to say.

Sai Godbole

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Sai Godbole

Social media gave me a newer identity; through that, I could make friendships and connections with people I admired. This resulted in a positive and organic exchange of ideas and appreciation, making it easier for me to fit into different settings without changing who I was.

And in terms of my pre-existing friendships with, say, school and college friends, social media has helped strengthen them because now everyone lives and studies away. Through social media, we all stay updated and feel like we're all growing up together, even if we're far away, so that's lovely.

Taneesha Mirwani

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Taneesha Mirwani

I think social media is a double-edged sword when it comes to friendships and connections. I feel like it's brought me closer to my friends, who I thought I'd lose out on or grow apart from. I'm an international student, and social media is the best way to stay in touch with people. However, my addiction to social media has paradoxically made me a little less social in person. I find it harder to make real-life connections and hold conversations due to the convenience of being able to do it online, and I think it's made me suffer a little bit.

Devishi Madaan

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Devishi Madaan

Social media has been a game-changer for everyone to keep connections and maintain friendships. As much as that is easy, I feel like sometimes we also take it for granted, thinking, 'I can text them, so I'd rather do that than meet them.' Having said that, social media has given me some meaningful friendships and helped me grow my circle. It's easier to get in touch with any person, wherever they are! And most importantly, social media has given us so many platforms to easily make friends and maintain friendships, even though you all have never met. As much as this is a scary concept, it is also extremely nice to grow as a person, a creator, a friend, and in a larger sense, a country.

Neeraj Choudhary

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Neeraj Choudhary

Social media has undeniably shaped my friendships and connections with others, and like any other aspect of life, it comes with advantages and drawbacks. The biggest upside of social media is its ease of reaching out to people and fostering a sense of interconnectedness. With just a click, we can connect with friends, family, and acquaintances from all corners of the globe, and that can be truly uplifting.

However, paradoxically, this very convenience sometimes leads to feelings of isolation. Although we have instant access to everyone we know, we often struggle to make genuine connections. I find that I cherish and prioritize nurturing relationships outside the confines of social media, and that helps me form a deeper and more meaningful level of connection. Genuine human interactions, be it face-to-face conversations or even phone calls, help me truly understand and empathize with others, creating bonds that transcend the superficiality of virtual interactions.

In the end, while social media offers remarkable benefits in connecting us globally, I believe that true and fulfilling connections are nurtured through genuine, heartfelt interactions that transcend the digital world.

Rhea Gurnani

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Rhea Gurnani

Before I was active on social media, I was a 'people person.' I still am very outgoing, and in any social situation, I could probably talk to anyone and everyone, but social media taught me that not everyone I talk to or have fun with at a gathering is a 'friend.'

Growing my platform unknowingly made me zero in on how many people I had a strong bond with; it taught me how many people cared about Rhea- and not Rhea Gurnani. In this journey, I have learned how to network and maintain relationships, but at the same time, somehow lost some of my closest friends, friends that I had once considered family.

My inner circle is small, it's just about 5-6 of us. We're growing up together and sticking around for each other, and if I'm being honest, I could never picture my life without them.

Arun Nair

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Arun Nair

Social media has profoundly impacted how people form and maintain friendships and connections with others. It has provided a platform for people to connect with individuals from all over the world, regardless of geographical barriers. This has led to new friendships and the ability to stay in touch with old friends and family members.

Additionally, social media platforms have made it easier to find and join communities that share similar interests or experiences, helping individuals connect with like-minded people they may not have encountered in their offline lives.

However, there are also potential downsides to social media's impact on friendships. Online interactions can sometimes lack the depth and intimacy of face-to-face communication, potentially leading to misunderstandings and strained relationships.

Overall, the impact of social media on friendships and connections is complex and multifaceted. It has both positive and negative effects, and its influence can vary widely depending on how individuals use and interact with these platforms.

Jiggar Thakkar

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Jiggar Thakkar

Social media has surely been a safe haven for me, where I've gotten a chance to make many friends who uplifted me and helped me throughout my journey. But let's be honest, it also made me realize that not everyone wishes happiness and growth for you.

When it comes to connections and friendships outside social media, they've been there since Day 1, helped me when I needed them, and will surely support me throughout my ups and downs. Being a part of social media didn't immensely affect my connections. It either made them stronger or loosened the ones which weren't meant to be.

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