Twitter has gripped the attention of millions around the planet with its 140 character SMS style microblogging service. It reached 100 million active users recently and has also crossed 5bn tweets. A large number of heads of state and celebrities use Twitter daily to talk to their fans and followers. Ok so that’s enough of facts, isn’t it?

But then can Twitter cultivate real friendships? Do people search for real friendships here? What would define a real friendship? Can real friendships exist on social networks where people may actually fake their identities? I am sure many of these questions would be swirling in the readers mind. Let’s take it one by one.

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