If you wander through the hallowed halls of these once achievable ends, (now just simply kinnon.tv) you'll find me expressing rather extreme displeasure with the data scraping tendencies of the Book of Faces. Well. I've been assimilated. Though careful with the amount of data I give them to scrape I've enjoyed the reconnection with many friends. (Certain of whom in South Africa would ONLY talk to me via FB.)
But this whole "is now friends with" nonsense is so stupid. At one point, Facebook was announcing that "Bill Kinnon is now friends with Imbi Medri-Kinnon." Well. Actually. She's my wife. We've been friends (at least most days) since very early in the '80's – when the Facebook founders were but gleams in their parents eyes.
Perhaps it's time for FB to grow up and acknowledge that friendships did exist before FB. As Napoleon Dynamite would say, "Idiots!"