While reading the portion regarding the university housing experiment, I thought about different ways universities encourage developing friendships, such as joining fraternities and sororities where students nearly do everything together to cultivate lasting deep friendships and relationships and joining clubs and activities that echo similar sentiments. I think this correlates to the study analysis that stated that "doing everything together" and "having a shared focus" encourages and invites friendship.

I believe there are levels to friendships that become apparent online and in person through the interactions between individuals and the amount of effort given within interactions. The facebook example mentioned regarding creating connections by sending and receiving friend requests demonstrates a sort of watered-down meaning of "friend" indicating that there are levels to friendship.

A possible solution to designing for friendship online is targeting the different levels of friendship.

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