Danah Boyd writes the definitive paper on “friending.” She wrote this in December, 2006, but is worth bringing up since I talked about this issue this week.
Why link to this? Cause Danah’s my friend. Heheh. You have to read the paper to see just what might be meant by such a statement.
Seriously, one of the best hours I spent at the SXSW conference this year was on the floor listening to Danah. She’s the world authority on this topic. I’m sorry I didn’t link to this earlier.