Facebook is an interesting world.
I’m pretty protective of it. Not that I use it for anything crazy, but I tend to keep it more friends/family. I have certain rules – such as I need to know you in person (there are a few that passed that test without it – because I’ve known them so long in the online world), and I can’t work with you.
Also, I try to keep it at 250 or fewer because I see no need to have a thousand friends on there. I’m not close to being that popular in the real world, so I’m not going to pretend to be so in the online world.
Tonight, I saw a couple of updates from people I had connected with a long time ago. I’m still friends on the ‘Book with them and it’s always nice to see updates. But it makes me wonder, too, if I’ll ever connect with them again – person-to-person.
I’d like to thing that I would, but the reality is some of these people live a long distance away and some are in other countries etc. Therefore, it’s not easy.
Then I wonder – do they even remember who I might be?
It’s kind of funny – I can look through every person in my Facebook friends’ list and know exactly where and – for the most part – when I met somebody. I definitely wouldn’t be able to do that if I had oodles and oodles of people on here, that’s for sure.
I am sure – at some point – I’ll go above that 250 threshold a little higher than wanted (I’m over now – but only by two. Might be purge time!) But I try my best to keep it around there, just because I like to have that connection with people.
So how about you? Do you have a ton of friends? Do you know them all? What are your rules?
Facebook is a crazy world and it’s always interesting to see how people deal with it.