More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones, Says Cornell Study

Are Facebook friends real friends? Two views of Facebook friendships are presented in this article that asks readers to consider the differences between online contact and personal contact.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to consider their Facebook friends and reflect on those that are social support and those that they they would trust for emotional support
Classroom Considerations

  • Not all class members may have Facebook accounts
Pros

  • Text-based and discussion questions are included in the resource
Cons

  • None
Common Core