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How has social media changed the way you define a friend?

Facebook may have changed the definition of friendship.
Facebook may have changed the definition of friendship.
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Facebook allows us to claim hundreds and hundreds of people as our “Friends.”

But has that in any way changed how you define your friends? From Aristotle to Facebook, what does friendship mean to you? How do you define it? And do you think that social media allows you to have more friends or fewer? Are they better or worse friends?


Irene Levine, Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine; Author of "Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend" and producer of

Geoffrey Greif,  Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and author of the book, Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships (Oxford University Press)