There will be some members of our community that you will want to acknowledge as friends.   From you profile you will have a friendship list, making it easy to connect with them and send a message.    Choosing members as friends also helps you manage who sees your personal information.  In you profile settings, My Friends’ is an option for who will see your personal information.  You may only want your friends to see your date of birth, but everyone to see your social channels.

Anyone can request a friendship and you have the right to accept or not.