There is no question that Facebook has changed the way people interact, not to mention how language is interpreted. Complaints about Facebook's deleterious effect on language are long-standing, of course. In the past, the main gripes have been about how the site has gradually weakened the meaning of the words "friend" and "like." A "friend" has been reduced to any acquaintance you choose to add to your Facebook network -- someone you "friend" (a noun becoming a verb!). Meanwhile, "liking" something has become equated with the manual click of a little thumbs-up icon. Crucially, either of these online interactions can be reversed, by "unfriending" and "unliking". No long-term commitment is necessary in this realm of ever-shifting allegiances. The question I have is, whatever happened to authentic friendship? Isn't Facebook changing the definition of a friend? To us and the elder generation, the word "friend" won't change, but how will a "friend" be defined to our youth when all they are exposed to is "posting" "friending", "liking", "unfriending", and "unliking" via Facebook?