Friendship in the Age of Facebook provided a platform from which to monitor and edit friends via their online identity and enact social formalities despite emotional and technological odds. A particularly colorful or unordinary cover photo could be a hall pass for a nondescript friendship. Mere geographical proximity could easily trump a correspondence deficiency and my furtive uneasiness when approaching a profile might warrant a deletion. Sometimes it is the frenemies who no longer pose a threat who ironically stick around while there are those whose bracelet is an inadequate show of affection. Whatever the reason, I went from 404 friends to around 240, tying knot after knot in solitude. It is a natural advantage of Facebook to allow more friends than humanly possible and some people accumulate more friends than an institution. You can understand how at a certain point, mid-purgation, I felt that I was getting less popular. This is friendship in the age of Facebook.
There are 232 friends. There are 232 bracelets. Three friends are deceased. There are 17 organizations, not shown. Each bracelet reflects the colors of the friend’s cover photo. Historically, friendship bracelets were made in memory of missing or deceased friends, family and even strangers. They are also simple mementos for young girls.
Interwoven (April 26, 2013) presented the opportunity for the remaining 200+ friends to show up in person and receive their friendship bracelet
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