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Facebook friends not the real thing

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Simply being listed as someone's "friend" on Facebook doesn't mean they are your friend – and now a UK judge has confirmed it. 

When a woman laid a case of harrassment against an ex-boyfriend, based on him sending her a "friend request" on Facebook, the issue of how friendly Facebook users are with their so-called friends came under the spotlight.
The ex-boyfriend argued that Facebook friends weren't true friends in the accepted sense, but are more like acquaintances.
A request to become a Facebook friend didn't imply a desire to spend physical time with one another, but simply allowed people to access each other's profile pages, pictures and comments.