2. Metcalfe's Law
Ok. So this sounds complicated, but it's really not. Pretty much as your network increases in size, it will also increase in value.
3. Plausible Deniability
What if this person doesn’t remember who you are? Or thinks that you’re not worthy of internet friendship? It’s cool. Just deny it. It was an accident! It was a joke! I didn’t want to be friends with you at all!
4. Opening Up Your Circle
Ok. So there’s that one guy that keeps reposting and liking stories about Trump. It’s weird, it doesn’t really make sense, it’s kind of offensive…
But you’re getting a chance to see perspectives outside of your comfort zone!
In order to prevent placing ourselves in echo chambers, it’s important to have friends that have different opinions than you do (even if their opinions include alternative facts and fake news).
5. Birthday Wishes
More people get to wish you a Happy Birthday!