Absoultely not! I think facebook and other social networks are not good for that. Like i have stated before, poeople can be anyone they want to be on FB or anywhere else on the internet. There was a study done on kids, it was a social experiment called the halloween study. They placed a mirror infront of a house in front of a candy bowl. where there was a sign that said, take one please. then there was a control group which was withought a mirror. do you know what they found? that when the children could see themselves they took just one piece but when there was no mirror they took several. so i think when we are hidden behind a computer screen and we cant actually see the other person who we are talking to. people lie, its human nature, they might make themselves seem better than they are or worse. Now im not saying that we shouldnt trust anyone, just i dont think we can really form "intimate relationships" with ANYONE without seeing them and being able to talk to them and actally see that they are a "real" person. As for forming an identity... sure... but what any identity really.