The bright side of Facebook: Becoming friends with friends of friends

Two guys named Chris.

At least for today, let’s follow Eric Idle’s advice — at least when it comes to Facebook.

Yes, I know. It gets easier every day to hate Facebook. And there is a growing list of things I don’t like about it either. But I’ve been reminded this week of things I do still like about the 16-year-old social-media platform with 2.5 billion active monthly users, including:

  • Birthday well wishes from your friends – many of whom you might not otherwise ever hear from.
  • The way it connects friends of friends with each other, creating new friendships in the process.
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