Friends in the 21st Century

When I was growing up, we had friends and friends swere people who you went out with and socialised together, people who you’d call on the phone to see how they were doing or how their life was going. Now, in the year 2014, what on earth has happened to the concept of friends: did the old definition get completely unwirrten and nobody told me and you can guess already that this is going to be about Facebook.

Just this weekend, I met someone at a party and I spent probably no more than fifteen minutes total time talking to said individual. I didn’t dislike him at all, but does meeting a stranger at a party and spending net fifteen minutes with them really consistute a friendship these days?