Like email but with friends

Her head on fireI got my hair cut today. Overheard one hair-washing lady to another:

Say, do you have a Facebook?

Hmm… no… what is it?

Hmm. It’s like… email. But with friends.

I wanted to tell them that Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. But then, I figured she’s got a point.

Now, if only I could figure out how to add friends on my Google Reader, which apparently believes that my social network can somehow be automatically derived from my email. *sigh*