Is Facebook for Real?

What are “Facebook Friends”?

Are they REAL friends?

Or are they part of a large number of …

Well, the answer is, “It depends!”

We maths teachers reckon that, by and large, 3 = 3  and  4+3 = 7

There, I’ve said it! Good solid, predictable, accurate facts.

BUT, let’s look at Facebook.

Maybe not all Facebook Friends are equal!

Could it be?

Maybe, then, there needs to be a RATING of friends — you know,
“best friends”,
“almost best friends”,
“could be best friends”,
“just an acquaintance”,
“a nobody who got on my friends’ list somehow”,
and so on.

In some ways Facebook has brought about a DILUTION of the wonderful, significant, traditional meaning of that term “friend”.

Maybe “friend” now needs to be redefined. But to WHAT?

But, as we maths teachers know, no redefining of 7 + 2 = 9 is necessary. None at all!

Well, do you agree, or am I on totally the wrong track here?

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