Seeing that there has been some discussion of Facebook, let me tell what happened when recently my laptop broke down and for a while I was without a computer and without Facebook. And so I decided to make friends outside social media but by applying the same principles.
Each time I go out into the street, I tell passers by what I have eaten, how I am feeling, what I did last night and what I will be doing for the rest of the day. I give them pictures of my family, my pets, and me doing some gardening and on holiday. I also listen to their conversations, tell them I “like” them, and give them my opinion on every subject I can think of… whether it interests them or not.
And it works. I already have four people following me: two police officers, a social worker and a psychiatrist.
Sorry for my warped sense of humour but I felt this discussion was getting a bit heavy