According to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald a UK judge has ruled, as part of a harassment case, that being a Facebook friend is not the same as being a real friend.

The case revolved around a woman claiming that the act of sending a Facebook friend request was enough to prove that her ex-boyfriend was in fact harassing her. The former boyfriend countered the claim by arguing that a popular British radio DJ, Chris Moyles, has 1 million Facebook friends but probably knows very few, if any, of them intimately.

How refreshing, of late, to read a story about a judge who understands modern online culture enough to make a balanced ruling regarding it.

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