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That’s What “Friend” is For? (minicast)

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How can the word friend possibly describe both the people you went to school with and the people to whom you are connected through Facebook and MySpace? Are friends on the social sites really friends? Is there a better word to describe someone who follows you on Twitter? A caller thinks the English language could use some new words to differentiate among varying levels and types of friendship.

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Here’s the Snickers commercial that includes the phrase.

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