Facebook language - "friends" and "like" are not what they used to be

From the NYTimes:

On Facebook, the only option I had to tell people I had read the article was to either add a comment or press the little “like” button that appears at the bottom of everyone’s status update.

We are starting to perceive the word “friend” differently, too, thanks to social networking services.

“There’s a point when these friends are really just people I have in common with others, or people I’ve only met once, but ‘friend’ is the only word available to say you know this person, even though they are simply connections.”

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