What are friends in the virtual world? I have considerably more friends on Facebook than I actually keep in contact with on a personal level. But are my Facebook friends not my friends? I think they are, at least I would hope! When I add someone on Facebook it’s usually because I just recently met them and would like to keep in touch. So, to be completely honest most of my friends on Facebook are probably people that have come in and out of my life. However, that does not mean that I don’t value the idea of being friends with them on Facebook. It’s nice to be able to reconnect with someone from my past or look forward to seeing someone in my future. You never know when a “weak-tie” will turn into a strong one; so even though Facebook may really just be an organized way for me to hoard my “friends”, I guess it’s nice knowing i’m connected to them in some kind of way.