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14 April 2011
11.12pm
MeanMrsMustard
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Apparently people, on average, have 150 Facebook friends.

Two Words: REALLY SAD

My mother has 1011 friends, and she knows 1010 of them. (There's one person she added because she had the same name as someone else she knows, and she didn't have the heart to unfriend her.) 

I have 235 friends. There are about 15 I don't know, and they're all Fab Forum people. 

You're wrong about the "average person not knowing 150 people" bit, by the way. We know a lot more people than we realize. It's just that we can't name them off the top of our heads. For example, most classes in the area I'm from have about 30 students in them. (The classes at my old school were theoretically capped at 25, but there were almost invariably 3 more students in each class.) In this average class, there are only a couple of them who don't have Facebook accounts, and there are a couple more I wouldn't add because they're rude to me. I have eight classes at school. Four of them are "repeat" classes with the same group of people. Plus, there are about 30 other kids who I don't share any classes with, but I know from being in shows with. 
Add that to people in my neighborhood and my family members, and I end up having a lot more Facebook friends than I realized.  

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

14 April 2011
11.20pm
mr. Sun king coming together
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But you're not an average person. You're an awesome person. Big difference.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
15 April 2011
2.27am
StarWisher
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My excuse is I moved around a lot and I'm older :P

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
15 April 2011
3.21am
MeanMrsMustard
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Well, it's surprising how many people the average person who doesn't live in his mother's basement (it's a cliché, I know) knows. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

15 April 2011
3.45am
Paulrus
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I don't see how 150 friends is "really sad"… When you factor in friends from primary school, friends from high school and the odd Beatles Bibler here and there, you're going to get more than 150, chances are. My high school has about 1200 kids, and my primary had about 350. 

Most people I know have at the very least 200 friends on Facebook. Some of my friends on Facebook aren't really close friends, but they're not "random adds" or anything.

 

On the other hand, my brother has about 650 friends, most of which appear to be 13 year old sluts, so that's slightly ridiculous. I always get annoyed when I see on my news feed "hey thanks for the add xx do i no u?" "nah random add soz hope u don't mind lol xx"

Dude, seriously? a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

And that's my grumble for the day.

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
15 April 2011
4.02am
StarWisher
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The best story I have with one of my friends on Facebook but not in real life is this: I just one day searched my name, the way I go by, and messaged everyone who shared my exact name asking if we could be friends because I just wanted to see how another StarWisher lived, and one actually did. It's kind of funny, because she's from the same general area I am.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
15 April 2011
5.11am
Blue Nicey
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StarWisher said:

I'm debating friending people on here on my Facebook account, but I kinda like to keep it to people I know in real life. There are *some* exceptions, but it just works like that for me.

I'm still on the fence.

I’m the same way about only adding people I know in real life, but I decided to add my fellow BBFFers because I feel like you’re all my friends anyway. :) (Awwww!) heart

 

Speaking of, there are two friend requests sitting in my box … Somebody claim them because I don’t recognize the names.

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15 April 2011
6.55am
Paulrus
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Hmm… What are their first names? I might be able to tell you who they are.

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
15 April 2011
11.20pm
MeanMrsMustard
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Paulrus said:

I don't see how 150 friends is "really sad"… When you factor in friends from primary school, friends from high school and the odd Beatles Bibler here and there, you're going to get more than 150, chances are. 

Don't forget family members, and people you meet at camp or other activities, or coworkers when you get a job, or…

There are also some profiles that are more like "like" pages." (For example: Someone from my high school made a Facebook page for it. They put "Quarry Bank*" in the "first name" spot and "High" in the "last name" spot. It's really funny when people's accounts get spammed and they send messages like "Hey Quarry Bank, when I got this free iPad offer I thought of you.") 

 

 

 

*not my school's real name

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

19 April 2011
4.20am
JET!
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StarWisher said:

I'm debating friending people on here on my Facebook account, but I kinda like to keep it to people I know in real life. There are *some* exceptions, but it just works like that for me.

I'm still on the fence.

This. I'm a fence-sitter too. considering making a second account for this kind of purpose, but I don't know if I could keep up.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me
19 April 2011
8.33pm
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I don't have a Facebook. I'm old enough to have one, but my father wont let me. I know so many people that have them, that I want to make one… Too bad :^/

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.
19 April 2011
8.39pm
mr. Sun king coming together
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I fail to see the point. I haven't even asked for one yet, but yet, I live. It's life.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
19 April 2011
8.43pm
Till There Was You
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Yeah. I sometimes don't get the point of Facebook. for some things, like forums, I get why we don't go out to coffee and see each other. But if I know the person in real life, I might do just that.

I salute the lady who screamed "I love you Paul!" at a tribute band's concert.
19 April 2011
10.31pm
toryst
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I quit facebook.  It's a good idea but, for me, the original purpose to keep in contact with family and friends went by the wayside.  I got tired of game requests, drama, misinformation, attitude, changes and the privacy problem.  

 

Give me a good ol' fashion forum any day!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11 to facebook :-) 

19 April 2011
11.12pm
StrawberryLakiesha
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toryst said:

I quit facebook.  It's a good idea but, for me, the original purpose to keep in contact with family and friends went by the wayside.  I got tired of game requests, drama, misinformation, attitude, changes and the privacy problem.  

 

Give me a good ol' fashion forum any day!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11 to facebook :-) 

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