Consumerist: Is A Facebook ‘Friend’ The Same As A Real Friend, Legally Speaking?

Consumerist: Is A Facebook ‘Friend’ The Same As A Real Friend, Legally Speaking?. “Thanks to Facebook, the term ‘friend’ has been stretched far beyond its traditional definition. Many Facebook users have ‘friends’ they have never met in person, haven’t seen in years or decades, know very little about, and who you may actually find objectionable in spite of the ‘friend’ designation. That’s why, according to one Florida appeals court, being someone’s Facebook friend is no indication of any genuine familiar or intimate connection to that person.