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Offline RaveledTopic starter

400 Facebook Friends
« on: March 12, 2010, 09:36:11 PM »
My brother-in-law just announced that he has 400 Facebook Friends. That's great and all, but... HOW!? How in the world does someone meet 400 people they can stand, let alone keep up with? I realize that he uses Facebook for business purposes as well, but still -- four hundred? Does this strike anyone else as just a little absurd?

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Re: 400 Facebook Friends
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 09:47:26 PM »
No more ridiculous than the fact that I've seen people hit the 4000-friend cap.

Offline Artema

Re: 400 Facebook Friends
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 01:28:48 AM »
This probably works as a snowball.
Facebook routinely offers anyone to add their friend's friends to the friends list, and the more friends you have, the more people would be advertised to add you as a friend.
All you have to do is answer positively to all the friend requests you get.

Offline Arhys

Re: 400 Facebook Friends
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 09:39:02 AM »
Not at all absurd to me though I get your point :)  People use fb in different ways.  I have one profile with close to 5000 friends purely for gameplaying purposes, my irl profile has a lot too but includes professional/political connections and I am active in a lot of different groups.  I will start a business profile as soon as some legalities are completed.  And I have two twitters.

Naturally some people only use fb to keep up with friends and family, but there are a lot of other good uses to social media so I don't find it surprising at all that people network that way.