Facebook: Friends or Not? continued

Posted under: Digital Natives 5th of October, 2010

In my previous post, I wrote about Facebook’s definition of Friends in correlation with how I, personally, define a friend.

according to Answers.com

acquaintance – a person known to one, but usually not a close friend.

friend – A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

A Facebook like - Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.

It was my decision to add the 250 “lesser friends” on Facebook, and I chose to because it allows an easy means of communicating with people you normally wouldn’t.  With 200 students in the same grduating class as me, I only knew 50 of them well enough to call friends, yet I still have most of them on my Facebook.  Some of them who wouldn’t normally be seen with me, became friends during University, others I met at various workplaces.  Occasionally I’ll get a message from one of them, inviting me to various events, because they believe it will be of interest to me.  So without the hassle of getting email adresses, phone numbers, and whatnot, I am able to keep in contact with 90% of my grade, if I want to.

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