It took less than a day to get someone who mostly irritates me to no end to request a 'friendship' status on orkut. I'm a lot torn; the part of me that has integrity says 'stop accepting friendship requests altogether' and the rest of me says 'fix it later when they introduce shades of gray.' I've opted for the latter, and have invited fellow 'play along' member jrb to be my friend. It's an amusing time-waster in the meantime.
Also, in the full spirit of openness and non-elitism, any GNOME contributor who feels left out of the whole thing should drop me an email- I'll be happy to invite you.