facebook has changed the meaning of friendship for all of us. if we are friends with a person on face book it means we are still in contact, because we like each other’s statuses – irrespective of the fact that we cannot remember their faces!! i had 500 odd friends on facebook and i didn’t even know over 100 of them. among the others i couldn’t remember the last time i spoke to most of them and there were very few people who i actually maintained contact with. then what is the point of maintaining “facebook” reltionships with everyone?? what kind of an unrealistic world are we living in where facebook means more than friendship?? yes, facebook is necessary sometimes, when i want to see my far off family and friends ( the one’s whom i actually care about) and the rest are just there for – well, i don’t even know why they are there. after around two years of wasting time on facebook, i almost deleted my account, but then i realized that there were a lot of people i couldn’t keep in contact with other than facebook, so i just deleted the ones who didn’t matter. and it felt so fricking good!! it’s like this heavy weight of pretense has been lifted from my chest and i can finally breathe!! (albeit cyber breathing ) maybe its time we take a step back from social networking and look at our real lives and the real people in it!!