How do you define friendship? Do you have much friends in real life? What about online?
It's the only thing I have control of.
My working definition is "what would I do if I was a friend?"
Then I consider doing that.
Being a friend is valuing people as friends.
That means making them feel valued.
It means putting up with their human failings.
The point is putting in the effort.
Part of this is that my 189 Facebook friends are friends.
Those relationships of course are across a spectrum of intimacy and fondness. Some are people who I like to hang out with. Some are people that I never will outside a funeral or high school reunion.
Approximately, they are people above the happy-birthday and sad-your-dog-died thresholds. Though, yes, there are people whose online behaviors are unacceptable and that's why it's only 189 friends.
So I don't have friends, but people that I "know", to which I can talk, that might help me or I could help them without expecting anything back.