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The_Postmaster
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15 Jun 2012, 10:25 am

...not the biological kind, if that was what you were expecting, but rather the kind of friend you list as your brother or sister on Facebook. A friend of mine recently listed me as a brother on Facebook. Why would people do that? We're not related. I've seen other people doing this, and it doesn't make sense to me. Am I supposed to be doing this, too- listing my friends as siblings? And if so, why?



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15 Jun 2012, 12:36 pm

The_Postmaster wrote:
...not the biological kind, if that was what you were expecting, but rather the kind of friend you list as your brother or sister on Facebook. A friend of mine recently listed me as a brother on Facebook. Why would people do that? We're not related. I've seen other people doing this, and it doesn't make sense to me. Am I supposed to be doing this, too- listing my friends as siblings? And if so, why?


Yeah I've seen that a bit. I think it's just a closeness thing. Like when girls put that they're married to their friends. Just an FB thing.


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15 Jun 2012, 2:53 pm

I had no idea people still practiced fictive kinship in developed countries. 8O


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