Post # 1
Just looked and I have 473 Facebook friends (Unfriending many more!). In reality, I can only consider a handful of them “real” friends of mine. Many of my Facebook friends are just people I knew in high school, a couple from college, and old coworkers…
What about you? Ever think about cleaning out your Facebook friends list?
Post # 3
Yes! The more personal things I post on Facebook, like wedding photos, the more I want to limit who can see them. I have 400 friends. Some of them come up in my newsfeed, and I can’t even remember who they are.
Post # 4
I have 200 facebook friends. Which seems like an awful lot to me, but I frequently weed through it and unfriend people I’m no longer interested in. I would say 25% of the friends are my family and my husband’s family. Most of whom I have never actually spoken to in real life or on Facebook but I don’t really mind having them on my friends list. 60% are actual real life friends that I talk to in person or on the phone with regularly. I do a lot of performing with a local theater group and the majority of my friends are people I’ve met through that group. The remaining 15% are people I am not at all friends with and I am only friends with them on facebook because I am curious about how their lives are going. Maybe I met them in high school or college but we never actually became close enough friends to keep in touch. These are the people I will unfriend once my curiousity has been sated. So there you have the composition of my facebook friends!
Post # 5
At one point I had over 1200, because I used to play FB games and you need friends to get things in the game.
I do have a lot now, HS and other people. If I want to post something more private, I just limit who can see it using various settings. I don’t see the point in weeding it out further.
Post # 6
158 friends, mostly family with some hs and after hs friends…
Post # 7
Honestly, I have two tiers of FB friends — people I don’t know that well in real life, but who post to FB frequently enough that I feel like I know what’s going on with them and (moreover) enjoy the stuff that they post. Then there are friends who I know in real life, who may post less frequently, but who I care about because I know them well.
I would be curious to see what the actual number of people from both groups that I interact with on a regular basis is. Maybe somewhere around 30 or 40? There’s a lot of deadweight on there with people who just don’t post a lot (or, even more likely, only post to their inner circles, which I’m not part of). I’m not concerned enough to cut or filter those people though.
Post # 8
98 friends on facebook, 0 in real life.
Post # 10
I have over 500 people on my FB.Some I have met over many years. Some acquaintances. . Some friends of friends…Only 20 super close lol
Post # 11
I don’t do “Fakebook” for those exact reasons.
Post # 12
That’s why i have 90 FB friends. Some of them are kids I grew up with and my college roomates the rest are my DH’s fam and mine. It’s a manageable list and i honestly care about these people. I do have a list of people that friended me and waiting for me to friend, but I’m not interested in them being on my list. I don’t care about them enough. 😀
Post # 13
I have 51 “friends” and could stand to delete some more.
But, I think pretty well of most of those people, and know each one of them personally. I don’t consider myself close but with maybe 10, like family members and best friend. I usually use Facebook primarily as a way to share pictures with family and friends.
Post # 14
I should spring-clean my FB again but don’t have the time/interest. I do make good use of the groupings. It’s harder to make subgroups now but I already had mine set up so now I just add the new person to the appropriate group.
They’re not the same as real friends. They shouldn’t be called friends, they should be called ‘contacts’ or ‘connections’.
@nyscpa2be: sorry to hear that, I hope you have some real-life friends again soon.
Post # 15
I only have around 50ish or so friends on facebook. Mostly friends and family. I like to post personal things like pictures and stuff so I like to keep my list small. Acually I probably could delete some people from there. lol
Post # 16
I don’t consider a majority of people on my FB friends list actual friends in the sense that most of them I have not seen in years or more, some are aquaintances, and others I have known only online. I don’t things going on FB that seriously…and I am glad they have filters so that now you can control who sees what, who can post or message to you, etc. I am tempted to delete my FB account but then it has helped me recconect with some family members and friends I have not seen or heard from in a long time…