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1.  How does the cartoonist view the practice of “friending” on Facebook?

2.  a) Do you agree with cartoonist Chip Bok’s assertion about friending?  Explain your answer.
b)  Ask a parent the same question.

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1.  The cartoonist portrays friending as ironic, conveying the idea that making friends online takes so much time that students have no time to make real friends. He implies that friending, as opposed to developing face to face relationships, is a negative thing.

2.  Opinion question.  Answers vary.