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The Friends of Facebook.... Unfriended...

Most people, I assume, have a Facebook account.  Through it they've made new friends, found old friends, and stay connected with long time friends.  It seems to be a great gathering place for "friends."  What exactly is a friend?  This definition has changed in the past 10 years as seen in the dictionary.com definition below.

friend [frend] noun
1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter:
friends of the Boston Symphony.
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile:
Who goes there? Friend or foe?
4. a member of the same nation, party, etc.
5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker.
6. a person associated with another as a contact on a social media website:
We've never met, but we're Facebook friends.

As of this minute, I have 453 Facebook friends.  5 years ago, I had over 1000 maybe even 2000.  I friended everyone I coul…