Hello students of RJ Frank,

We are a group of UCSBcollege students here to talk to you about the differences between friends and followers. This is going to be useful for social media and reality. You are going to be able to tell the fakes from the real peeps in your life. We are going to show you how to do this through memes, videos, and GIFs.

“UCSB Mentor” meme

Also, we are here to give you a better understanding on how to navigate friendships and get away from the fakes. You can also respond back to us inmemesand GIFs! The options are open! We just want to be able to connect with everyone and show how social media can really impact relationships between everyone. 🙂

Here are some quotes that reflect how real friendships should be!

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.”

“Friendship is not about people who act true to your face. It’s about people who remain true behind your back.”

“Futurama Fake Friends” meme

There are foes and friends surrounding you at this moment, and some of those “friends” are not really your friends. Some of them are fakes. They can disguise themselves by putting on a mask in front of you.

“Oprah Fake Friends” meme

Yes, I am saying there are plenty of fake people around you!



But don’t worry about it, Jira Squad got your back. We are here to tell you how to detect fake people in real life (face-to-face) and online (social media).

“Success baby” meme




Have you ever felt like someone wasn’t being real with you?

What’s the definition of a friend? Afriendis “a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations,” and also, “a person who supports a cause, organization, or country by giving financial or other help.”

“Y u no real with me” meme

There are many ways to detect if someone is real or fake with you. People often hide behind masks to hide their true self from other people. We don’t want you to encounter someone who is fake and let them stick to you. 

“I can detect fakes” meme

Yes, yes I am and we are here to help you detect thefakes!

“Quote Un-Quote Friends” image

Here is a video that shows ten ways to detect who is a toxicfriend 🙁 (click on toxic and go to 1:00-1:02) and who is a good friend (:

The youtube videoby Bright Side named “10 differences by good friends and toxic friends”gives information on how to identify the fakes from the reals. Even though there are different types of friendships and different ways to identify a real friend, here are the basics. As mentioned in the video, good friends celebrate your successes while other “friends” would not support you. Sometimes the most joyful moments in a person’s life is spent with their loved ones, such as family and friends. Friends can be a part of your life for the good or for the bad. It’s your choice to choose the reals or the fakes.

“Maury knowledge” meme

After you watch that video, here is a quizto see if you were really paying attention.

“Willy Wonka” meme

Tell us your score! Did you do well? Do you have fake  friends, alright friends, or real friends?

After you detect a fake friend in your life, here are some solutions to get rid of them.

  1. Try distancing yourself from them so they can’t hurt you.
  2. Don’t tell them anything you don’t want them to know or spread.
  3. Join a club and find new friends! There are many loyal real friends who would happily be your friend!
“No more fake friends” meme

Hopefully you can be like this dog when you get rid of all the fake friends!


The next part of the blog is about Social Media: Who are your friends versus who are your followers? Click here to read! 

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