Hi wpmudev gang,
I was just playing with my wpmudev plugins and had this wonderful idea I want to share. Using the Friends plugin, finding friends is okay with search by display name, username or email address, but it could be so much better. What finding friends needs is a way to import email contacts from my gmail, yahoo, facebook, twitter, linkedin, whatever accounts.
I really like the Friends plugin and how it brings network users together, but it's seriously lacking in ways to find and add friends. I'd also suggest a "Friend me!" link in the admin bar, but that's a suggestion for another day. I just want to throw the idea out there for some ways to search various contacts for matching email addresses, thus helping users to build their Friends list. Thank you for reading this.