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Old 05-08-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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The "status update" thing is definitely what keeps me away!
I can only imagine the contempt you have for Twitter then
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I have much more on MySpace than Facebook. But you know what? I hardly go to either site. MySpaxe had "groups" and "forums" but the level of childishness on there was too much to bear. As for the friends, I simply accepted any invites I received. Some of those come up now as "deleted" whereupon I might delete them when I update. I probably know ten people or less personally, or through frequent contact.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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exactly...

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1. Just over 300.

2. For me its easy I only connect with people I know (friends, family, and those who I teach). My niece has almost 800 friends but I guess its something that one can expect with a beautiful girl who's a video game developer/junkie and "miss popular" at USC.

3. Hasnt happened yet because I dont accept friend requests from anyone I dont know or dont like in real life.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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LOL, who cares? I have no clue how many facebook friends I have and haven't been annoyed by any,lol...it's just facebook!
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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My sister just "friended" (ick) our father.

How wrong is that???

Now I have to un-friend (ick again) her. Awkward!!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I have 6 friends on Facebook. My relatives don't know I'm on there yet.

I have no plans to reach 100, so I don't know how others do it.

I only accept friends requests from people who I care about and we've already been through good times and bad for the most part. These are true friends that won't play games on you.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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1) How many friends do you have on Facebook?

2) How is it that some people have hundreds of friends on Facebook?

3) What do you do when someone irritates you and you no longer want them as a Facebook friend? How is this best handled?
1) 400+
2) Granted, I am not extremely close with all 400+ of these friends. But they are all acquaintances in some manner. Whether it be from high school, college, professional, people I have met on the road while traveling, or whatever. I know every single one of them.
3) I just de-friend them if I feel they would have any type of negative impact on my life. No questions asked.

I think a lot of the negative views on here are from people who are generally slow to adopt new technologies (though facebook is not new). People who like things how they were when THEY were growing up. Traditionalists, if you will.

Sure there can be some privacy concerns as well as having somewhat incriminating photos posted of you as well But I think social networking sites are a positive thing for communication and relationships. It has never prevented me from actually hanging out with people in person. It ONLY has provided me MORE opportunities to hang out with people in person. It's easier to send out invites for get-togethers. You are able to maintain some level of communication with a wide variety of friends, some of whom you would NEVER speak to if not for social networking sites. If I am traveling, I can check out all of my friends and see who is currently in the city I am going to. "Hey Mike, I am going to be in Munich next week, could I crash at your place?" "Hey Erin, a couple of friends and I are going out in Chicago tonight, want to meet up?" The situations are endless.

Moral of the story, just don't be so quick to judge new technologies as 'negative' when they could offer a lot of positives.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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My sister just "friended" (ick) our father.

How wrong is that???

Now I have to un-friend (ick again) her. Awkward!!!
What's wrong with that? My son is on my list, as is my mother. And SHE is on my son's list as well. I even have some of my son's friends send me friend requests. But most of them I ignore.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I have somewhere around 150. Most of mine are friends from high school (graduated in '74). Some I hadn't heard from in a long time. Other's are friends I've met online. I have a few I've met here in C-D.
I go in there several times a day. Got some good games I enjoy playing. I also have myspace but not as many friends in there.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:37 AM
 
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My sister just "friended" (ick) our father.

How wrong is that???

Now I have to un-friend (ick again) her. Awkward!!!
Tragic.
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