What's the point? I ask because I've been monitoring my brother's "Internet activities" on my laptop, that he shares with me, and I could tell he only talks to people from different parts of the world, and I'm asking myself, "Why is he talking to them?" One day, I felt like disconnecting my Internet router, that I payed monthly for, for the night and my brother, that has autism (sorry if that was unnecessary), got so pissed off at me because he can't talk to these online friends of his that he won't ever meet in his lifetime. It gotten so bad that he even threw our laptop in the ground, that still works, and he start screaming at walls and other freaky sh*t. I mean, come on, the chances of him meeting any of them is slim to none. Half of his friends don't even know the real him except he made up stories about his life to their friends about how he went to the army (though all he does is sit on his ass and stay on the computer all day), and these are people that lives 12 hours ahead of him (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc) which is probably why he stays up late all the freaking time. >.<
The question is (again): what's the point of having online friends when you could get friends in person? It just seems silly to me. I know half of you are going to call me a hypocrite because I'm asking this question on an online community (GameSpot), but I don't talk to anybody here - other than asking questions on here - while my brother talks to random strangers all over the world on freaking Facebook.