Although I understand why you removed yourself from facebook (and I think we had a conversation about it when you visited me in Melbourne), I have a different perspective on the term “Friends”
I see everyone as a friend (or at least I strive to) – either it’s an old friend, someone on Facebook, or a person I haven’t met yet.
Yes. Some are closer than others but that’s only in this slice of time and it also does not mean that a contact on Facebook can’t be as close in the future.
keep having fun on your journey my friend 😉
P.S I don’t know if you remember but when we exchanged emails a few months ago, when both of us were still only virtual to each other, I called you “my friend”. It did not matter to me that I only knew you for a short time, and only through facebook/twitter/blog – You were my friend.