Internet Friend policy:

The increasing popularity of 'social networking' programs has led me to develop a set of rules for befriending people over the internet.
Virtual friendship over the internet is a constantly evolving thing, for which the rules are still developing. Joel Stein's acerbic response is one reaction, which you can read at this link.

Generally my family comes before friends. That's just my lifestyle preference.
If you would like to add me to your online friends, you are welcome to fill out my irreverent online application form.

If I have met you in person, there may be reasons to add you as an online 'friend'. I am not obligated to add you as a friend simply because we have met in person. A fair number of my friends live quite happily 'offline'.

See you in the real world, or on the internets.