Facebook friends are actually more like Facebook contacts. People will most of the time just add people they for example just saw walking in the hallway. The main reason for this is because it's almost like you go up in facebook popularity by having a lot of friends. In fact, a facebook user could have 600 friends and only 10 of them being real friends.
Person 1: "Wow I think he's one of the most popular kids in our school."

Person 2: "Why the hell would you think that?"

Person 1: "Because he has like 900 friends on facebook!"

Person 2: "Dude, that kid gets made fun of everyday, he has no real friends. Just Facebook 'friends'."
by WJMCA March 7, 2010
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A "friend" on facebook whom you added after meeting for a brief period of time. A friend of a friend of a friend, someone you met at a bar, or just a random acquaintance who happened to add you. You rarely, if ever speak to this person.
"Why are 90% of my friends Facebook friends? Who the hell is (XXX)?"

"Who is (XXX)? Oh yeah, I talked to her once at the bar... great, another Facebook "friend""

A: "Who's this (XXX) person? I think talked to her once in my Biology 302 class."
B: "Bam, Facebook "friend!""
by SimpsonsFanatic August 7, 2009
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A person who you have as a friend on Facebook, but who you have no contact with in the real world.
John and Mary are such Facebook friends, they barely know each other in person.
by Alexandrine G. May 10, 2011
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A person you have met once, goes to your school or has a close relationship with you.
Most Facebook friends are people you aren't really friends with and are just people who go to your school and you've found by typing in school name and adding everyone as a "friend".
If you have 600+ Facebook friends, seriously, think about removing some.
Some bitchy sluttish girls tell you every day you need to improve Facebook friend numbers to make you more popular, especially if you are a boy.
Wow! I have 572 friends! Wait, who the f*ck is (INSERT NAME)? Oh yeah, they go to my school! What about (INSERT NAME)? Oh yeah! I met them once in the shopping mall! Oooh! Someone I know through Dad! I'll add them as a Facebook "Friend".
by Alexander_Banks June 1, 2011
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someone you met and know in real life, but contact is confined to facebook for reasons other than distance.
1. when susi broke up with joe, they agreed they would remain friends. but susi didn't actually want to see joe in person, so now they're just facebook friends.

2. you know ted, my facebook friend? funny guy. he's always working though, so we never see him around.
by thust April 30, 2008
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A person who claims to be your friend on facebook, but doesn't notice or speak to you in real life.
Matt - That girl Jessica added me as a friend last night, and we talked a lot about random crap, but in class she didn't even notice me.

Jeff - Probably because she's just your Facebook friend

Matt - Forever alone
by Im-Forever-Alone January 6, 2012
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