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Man drives across country to turn Facebook friends into 'real' friends

Natalie Crofts, KSL
Mikel McLaughlin is on day 28 of his of his project, which has taken him to six states so far. He left his home in Minnesota at the beginning of April and estimates he has met around 70 of his 336 friends so far.
"Sometimes you’ll see people post something (on Facebook) along the lines of saying they are having a spring cleaning and going through their friends list and deleting people they haven’t talked to in a while," he said. "That was kind of where I got the idea — I thought, what if somebody ...

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