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    Re: Who's on Facebook?
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2011 Mar 19, 12:06 -0700

    On 3/19/2011 11:30:26 AM, Philip (philip.lange{at}albemarleweb.com) wrote:
    
    > Facebook subverts the meaning of "friend". To be or have a friend was
    > once regarded highly, now it is one step(?) above total stranger. So -
    > what word do we now use to describe what once was "a friend"?
    
    How so? Most of the people who are in my Facebook network I also know in
    real life, and Facebook is just a convenient way of keeping in touch with
    most of them (it's a lot easier to post short status updates than to e-mail,
    phone, or personally visit everyone - and when I check the e-mail in the
    morning I can also get a quick "snapshot" of what people are up to on a
    given day). How does that somehow "subvert the meaning of "friend""?
    
    A lot of the comments on this thread sound like people who have never
    actually been on there (or any other online social network), yet are unduly
    afraid of trying anything that might remotely be different from the "usual"
    way that we conduct social interactions. Wonder if they were also so
    vehemently opposed to using a GPS (etc.) for navigation just because it's
    somehow "different". I hesitate to use the word "Luddites", but the
    similarities are definitely striking.
    
    --
    GregR
    
    
    
    On 3/19/2011 11:30:26 AM, Philip (philip.lange{at}albemarleweb.com) wrote:
    
    > Facebook subverts the meaning of "friend". To be or have a friend was
    > once regarded highly, now it is one step(?) above total stranger. So -
    > what word do we now use to describe what once was "a friend"?
    > Philip
    
    > On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 09:44 -0700, Alan wrote:
    > > Frank:
    > >
    > > Thanks for the additional comment, information and so forth."Cuteness"
    > > is, I think, something that could easily be done without, but that's
    > > simply my take.
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