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A friend is

a contact[] whose profile you link to in your profile, thereby creating your network. On some sites people have to accept the link, in others, not.[1]
an individual user that another user has a mutual connection with on the social network.[2]


  1. Larry Clavette, Social Media and the Air Force III (Nov. 2009).
  2. Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies, at 17 n.62.

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