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The act of searching through someone's FaceBook Friend list, in the hope of finding more people they can add as their friend.
Question: "I just saw Jane looking through your FaceBook, what do you think she was doing?"

Reply: "Probably friend mining again... loser!"
by Troy Ginbey November 18, 2007
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Searching through the friends list of your own contacts on sites like Facebook and Linkedin in the hopes of growing your own friends list for appearances' sake.
Q: How do you know Tom?

A: I don't really... I was friendmining and he is a friend of Steve's.
by retailguy August 23, 2008
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