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  1. Janne said:

    No. It’s worse. I think that we need a “Is this your friend” -button in Quake, though.

  2. Shirky’s going to hate me for saying this but yes. The answer is yes.

    Some people are playing a game with SNS — just look at all of the crafted personas. Others still understand that the definition of “Friend” is ambiguious in the context. That’s why people have adopted the slang usage of calling someone a “friendster.”

    Yes the language is clunky and ill-used but I think most people are willing to accept that when a SNS says friend that just means “someone I sorta know or heck would even be interested in getting to know.” Its just that takes a mouthful to say and “Associatester” sounds even worse.

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