Je Suis Paris

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Only people that have never experienced online friendships think they aren’t real. They are certainly different from conventional friendships but only in the sense that the communication platforms used are different. A lot more written communication in the form of IM’s, emails etc and a lot of less verbal communication and occasionally face-to-face communication via cam or facetime and their equivalents. What those of us with online friendships know is that the bond between people is just as real as any real life friendship bonds.

Social media is adapting in the ways it provides services to people across the globe in communicating too and I was reminded of this when a friend marked themselves as ‘safe’ on Facebook after an earthquake in their area a few weeks ago. Whether it be natural disaster, or the all too common terrorist attacks that blight the modern world, there are now still ways to let your friends know you are safe.  With the attacks in Germany just before Christmas and it being the second anniversary of  the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices just yesterday these types of tools had been on my mind.

When discussing the intricacies of online friendships and relationships with a friend of mine a few weeks ago I was stuck by something they said. “We are the pioneers of this” he said, and it really got me thinking. I have been in Second Life since 2006 and we have truly led the way on the next stage of social online virtual reality. I have met quite a few people from Second Life in real life too though more so years ago when this was a newer platform than of recent years. There are a few good friends that are reasonably ‘local’ to me that I would hope to meet at some point or another too.  For me, that’s something positive to look forward to in 2017.

Credits:

*Fancy Decor: Cavalieri Bed **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Fancy Decor: Cavalieri Side Table **NEW** at FaMESHed

*Fancy Decor: Ceramic Lamp **NEW** at FaMESHed

*unKindness – Wash Basin Set Blue **NEW** at FaMESHed

AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE

Apple Fall Pediment Frame w/ Pillar Sketch

Apple Fall Key Table (Washed Light)

Apple Fall Royal Vase Lamp

Apple Fall Wooden Trunk (Decor)

Apple Fall Drafting Table

Apple Fall Bea Reading Chair (Hydrangea)

*JIAN Munchkin Kittens :: White Wandering Kitten **NEW** at The Fantasy Collective

{Reverie} Day Dream – Candle Light Chandelier – Vintage

[ zerkalo ] All White – Canopy

[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Dress Form

[ zerkalo ] Black & White – Magazines & Beauty Products

Ariskea [ Petite Paris] Mais Putain Frame

Ariskea [ Chic Baby ] Viene Babybreath

Ariskea [ Chic Baby ] Rosy Babybreath

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Amsterdam Rug

Bazar – Paris – Map of Paris frame

junk. abstract canvas. floor.

Serenity Style– Wooden Butterfly Vintage

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. We are able to meet people we would otherwise have never got the opportunity to meet just because of proximity and distance.
    I know for me I have made some really good long term friendships from being online. Both in SL and also simply other platforms.
    By the way that bedroom is calling me to leap into that bed lol
    It’s lovely.

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