• Modern life is rubbish, but internet friendships are ​good

    4 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Before I even booked my ticket for my holiday, I'd contacted an internet stranger-friend to inform them of my plans In the days when the internet was young, the people you met online were, fundamentally, Not To Be Trusted. Internet illiteracy - not to be confused with illiterate people on the internet - was rife: an era in which people really did believe chatrooms were filled with catfishing axe murderers. The prevailing wisdom was that you had to be a special kind of foolish willingly to meet with those would-be killers in the flesh. I remember meeting a bunch of Women From The Internet...
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