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Where's a good place to go to meet new people these days? Livejournal seems mostly dead, and I don't think anyone uses yahoo or AIM anymore. It's weird, but it seems like with all these websites to keep people connected (facebook, twitter), we just grow further apart from those we do talk to. Instead of people being interested and involved in other people's lives, they just get these tiny superficial updates that don't mean anything.

I remember the good old days of journaling, where you could meet and become really good friends with lots of really interesting people. Now it seems like no one can be bothered. It's kind of depressing.


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May. 23rd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
I hear ya - I would LOVE more LJ friends, but everyone is pretty much all quiet & keeps to themselves & the people they already have friended D:
& I have no idea where else to meet new people.
May. 24th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
It's been impossible to make new friends on LJ recently :-( I pretty much stopped updating when 99% of my friends list did after the site kept going down. It's really a shame, because I love this place (when it's working!)
May. 24th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
I stopped updating because it seems like I never get comments on my entries anymore. I've started being more active on Facebook :P
May. 26th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
There was that too, no one really comments anymore so I mostly stick to twitter and facebook.
May. 23rd, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
funny you should say this now, as I just had a conversation with the gf explaining why no one has real friends anymore - the generation that's grown up with technology allowing us to not have to actually interact and get to know other people.

To answer your question though, I don't know.... sorry....
May. 24th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
That's exactly how I feel too. Don't even get me started on false messages (through facebook, of course) about how "we should really meet up and do something!" and of course, no one ever does.

Actually, the whole thing reminds me of this, it's a fascinating article.
May. 24th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
A friend of mine and me have been talking about this recently. Its so annoying how social networking is meant to bring us all closer together but instead it drives us all apart. I think a lot of it is that it annoys people because it basically forces them to be online all the time, whereas with blogging you could post every few days instead of every few second. I miss the good old days. Ive been doing a few friend memes trying to increase the amount of people I have who are active. I feel like all the people I care most about dont bother posting anymore ever. :(
May. 24th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I agree completely. In a way it's brought me a bit closer to family I normally wouldn't talk to all the time, but it's not really talking is it? It's just people throwing out little tidbits about their day, or sharing big milestones, and then when you do see those people, you have nothing of importance to talk about!

I stopped posting when I realized everyone else had, and the stupid site kept going down :-/
May. 24th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I post anyway.. not always as often as I would like, but I still post. Im determined to make it live!
May. 24th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try to make more of an effort to do the same. I've set up a reminder on my phone to do it. Not just to keep this place alive, but because I really need to start writing things down again! lol
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