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25 Friendship Features

From Hiring Fake Friends to Honoring Friendship Day

— August 2, 2009 — Pop Culture
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.
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Fringing
Fringing
Fring Your Friends With Mobile to VOIP Technology
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Bribing Online ‘Friends'
Bribing Online ‘Friends'
Mitsubishi Digital Donates For Each New Twitter Follower
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Commercial Dog Cloning (Update)
Commercial Dog Cloning (Update)
Best Friends Again Program
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Data Collecting Collars
Data Collecting Collars
SNIF Tag Promotes Dog Owner Friendships
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Reviving Killer Sitcoms
Reviving Killer Sitcoms
'Friends' the Movie To Star Jennifer Aniston & Co.
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Mob Traveling is the New Group Tour
Mob Traveling is the New Group Tour
Make 25 New Friends
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Adding Brands As Friends
Adding Brands As Friends
Marketing On SNS
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Friendship For Rent
Friendship For Rent
Relationship Ambassadors From Sahara Care House
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Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Shoes! Facebook Application
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Social Networking Pays Off
Social Networking Pays Off
MLM On FriendsWin
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Social Network For STD Plagued
Social Network For STD Plagued
Positive Friends
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Facebook Status Art
Facebook Status Art
Stacey Williams-Ng Paints Her Friends' Status Updates
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Bad Weather Friends
Bad Weather Friends
Umbrella Friends are a Friendly Face in the Storm
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Personality-Based Tea
Personality-Based Tea
Blends For Friends
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Celebs As Paparazzi
Celebs As Paparazzi
Lenny Kravitz Snaps His Famous Friends for Vogue
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Renting People
Renting People
Flesh Out Your Wedding With Fake Family Members or Friends
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Rate Your Mates
Rate Your Mates
Create Trading Cards of Your Friends
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Emotion-Evoking Animal Friendships
Emotion-Evoking Animal Friendships
Sheep Saves Elephant
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Friends as Models
Friends as Models
Chrissie Miller Uses Her Girlfriends to Model Her ‘Sophomore' Line
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Manga-Inspired Friendship Dolls
Manga-Inspired Friendship Dolls
Momiji Dolls Are Cute Harajuku Toys for Adults or Kids
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Luxury Friendship Bracelets
Luxury Friendship Bracelets
Scosha NYC
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3
Custom Avatar Paintings
Custom Avatar Paintings
Matt Held Paints Your Facebook Profile Picture (If You're Friends)
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2
Personalized Paper Pets
Personalized Paper Pets
F.B. Fogg Eco-Friendly Faux Friends & Whimsical Critters
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Freakishly Realistic Dolls
Freakishly Realistic Dolls
$7,000 Realdoll Girlfriends
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