Fantastic article written by Scott Brown on Wired.com about the ‘friend’ phenomenon in social networking. My favorite excerpt:
But the more Friends you have, the less they’re worthâ€”and, more to the point, the less human they are. People become mere collectibles, like Garbage Pail Kids. And call me a buzz kill, but I don’t want to be anyone’s Potty Scotty.
Personally, I always wanted to be someone’s New Wave Dave.