We Have Alot of Online Only Friends In The ArkLaTex

 There’s been a lot of talk about metaverses, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.  But for now, we’re just REAL people . . . who live in a REAL world . . . who spend a TON of time online.

But . . . we ARE connecting with other real people who we don’t know. I mean think of how many people you talk to on Facebook or TikTok that you may consider a friend and have never met in person.

In a new poll, a whopping 50% of residents in the Shreveport area say they have a friendship that’s entirely online . . . meaning that they met this person online, communicate with them there, and have never met them in person.

It’s more common for Gen Z (68%) and Millennials (61%) in the Shreveport area . . . but 40% of Gen X and even 27% of Boomers have at least one online friendship in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

When asked how those friendships compare, 26% of people say online friendships are “equally meaningful” to those that exist in real life.  38% say they are less meaningful, but 13% say they’re MORE meaningful.

Younger adults were FAR more likely to consider online friendships more meaningful.  25% of Gen Z said that was true, while just 2% of Boomers agreed.


The Bossier Night Market returns this Saturday to the Shreveport Area!

The Bossier Night Market returns this Saturday to the Shreveport Area!

Louisiana’s First & Only Night Market Is back – The Bossier Night Market! 200+ Vendors and 13 Food Trucks to shop from, with over 75,000+ Twinkling Lights in an open air, outdoor environment. Free Admission and Free Parking AND The Largest Outdoor Vendor Event in the UNITED STATES! FIREWORKS at 9PM! Market Goods, 13 FOOD…