There are a number of Stack Overflow (+SF,SU, and Meta) users at my company and at my school that I know personally. I think it would be a useful feature to be able to have other users' flair on a tab in my account, that way I could check out what they've been asking/answering recently. Sure, I can use the users tab, and I can understand why "friending" hasn't been implemented, but I think a simple flair page could be useful.
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This site is not meant to be a social networking site. The creator (Jeff) has turned down every feature request like this for that reason.
However, I would be interested in some social networking aspects for the site.
You could host this easily enough yourself, create your own html page with a "wall" of your friends flair links. You could set it as your homepage so you check em out every time you start browsing. Simply change the userid for each of your friends
You can also then easily set up to view their flair from all sites
This should do it for you, for a sense of scale you could include Jon Skeet :-)
Just link to their profiles in your bio, if you want it public.
Otherwise, use your browser's "bookmark" feature...