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Friendship According To Facebook


August 2, 2018

Oh look! I'm having a friendversary today. How thoughtful of Facebook to remember that special day three years ago when "Blanche" and I officially became friends on their site. Now...who's Blanche again?

You understand. The average Facebook user has 338 friends, and many have far more than that. How can we possibly know them all? Facebook brings to mind that old adage, "There are no strangers here, only friends you have not met yet."

The saying is credited to the poet William Butler Yeats, who, as you know, was a big fan of Facebook. Unfortunately, he died in 1939, just as it was really tak...

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