Los Angeles: where vague attempts to make plans fall through either because someone is suddenly working at the last minute or because someone just plain sucks. This is what suffices for "keeping in touch" and "having friends." There need be no actual face to face contact, just the odd acknowledgement that the other exists.
NEWS FLASH, LA: that's not actual friendship.
It should be noted that I myself have been guilty of the above scenario, and am not at all proud of it.