--Only your friends can see your list of friends. You might want to look at who your friends are connected with and connect with them as well.
--You can add labels to your friends and use those labels to sort your friends. Then you can email these groups of friends.
--In your Friends list, you can see their recent activity or choose to receive an email alert when a friend posts.
With this improvement, the way you find and make friends has changed.
How do I friend someone I know is in the Network.
In order to friend a person you must be Logged In and you must go that user's profile. On the right side of the page is a button that says "Add User as a friend". You will have the option to add a personalized message.
Once they accept your invitation to be a friend, that part of their profile will say "User is your friend (hooray!).
a. How to login? There should be a button at the very top of the page that says "Login". Clicking on that should take you to a login page where you use your ACS ID and password, i.e. the same credentials to log into www.acs.org, or pubs.acs.org.
b. How to find a user's profile? You can find a user's profile in several ways:
Click on their name anywhere it appears in relation to content they have created or commented on. Their name should be hyperlinked to their profile.
Use the Jive Search box to search on their name
Browse for them in the pull down menu. This brings up a page rich with filtering options.
Anyway, I hope this helps you understand better how to find and make connections on the ACS Network. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here.