From Hiring Fake Friends to Honoring Friendship Day

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Aug 2, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Today is Friendship Day, and in honor of this holiday I've amassed some of my favorite features that deal with friends. These Friendship Day features range from the bizarre to the macabre and downright funny. Dive in!

Implications - The notion of friendship has morphed with this latest generation. "Faux friendship" is now the latest obsession. You can hire people to be your friend, have virtual social media mates and even replace your spouse with a doll who represents physical perfection. Face-to-face contact is no longer necessary in order to maintain a relationship and soon, another human may not even be necessary if technology keeps advancing the way it has. Stats for 25 Friendship Features Trending: Older & Mild
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