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    Re: Who's on Facebook?
    From: Philip Lange
    Date: 2011 Mar 20, 17:14 -0400

    My, My Greg, you do paint with a broad brush.
    
    I have a Face Book account in a fictitious name. It allows me access
    when needed.
    
    Over the years I have received  more than a few "friend requests" from
    total strangers. This has made my view of FB "friendship"  a rather
    jaundiced one.
    
    Friend Friend (fr[e^]nd), n.  , frij[=o]n to love.
    
    1. One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem,
    respect, and affection that he seeks his society and
    welfare; a wellwisher; an intimate associate; sometimes,
    an attendant.
    [1913 Webster]
    
    I am happy that you have so many friends.
    
    As to your remark regarding GPS. I believe you are right -it is
    different - and the difference is what is lost. With CN I feel the
    relationship between my self and the universe. When I look at the
    heavens to find my stars, I can not fail to find my self as a part and
    not separate from heaven or earth. To say nothing of the satisfaction of
    making a landfall after a month at sea.
    
    With GPS? Tell me Greg, (I hesitate to ask) what does it give you aside
    from your position on earth?
    
    Philip
    
    On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 12:06 -0700, Greg R. wrote:
    > 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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    > > S/V ORYOKI
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    --
    Philip Lange
    P.O. Box 701
    Edenton, NC 27932
    252.370.7453
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

       
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