It has become a staple of gaming this generation: the Friends list. Hell, it's such a staple, we have to capitalize the word now.
The PlayStation Vita will have access to the PlayStation Network, of course, but apparently, it boasts a pretty cool feature that we don't currently have when using either the PS3 or PSP.
According to JustPushStart , the Vita will let you view the Friends of your Friends. That's right, simply by tapping the "Friends" icon on the device will allow you to check out the buddy lists for each of your own Friends. Of course, if you don't want people seeing this information, you can make your list private, which is good. Privacy is becoming a key issue in the electronic age and although it might not matter to some, we assume there are gamers who don't want their Friends checking out such details.
But for the sake of building a big group of gaming buddies, it's a great feature. The more people you know and trust, the better your multiplayer experience will be; playing with perfect strangers all the time can be a little boring…and a lot depressing, occasionally.