FOSTER AND SUSTAIN SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Perhaps a most fundamental dynamic of online social networking is that associated with the early development and nurturing of social relationships. While there remains a present and vital role and need for face-to-face social interaction; deeper knowledge and familiarity are essential for meaningful and long lasting relationships between and among individuals and groups. Furthermore, friendships sustained over time and distance may be effectively nurtured and sustained through the frequent interactions enabled by online social networking.