Facebook, Friendster, MySpace, etc. What's your criteria when adding friends?

Adding friends - Social networking sites and contacts lists
September 13, 2009 12:14pm CST
I'm sure a lot of us are members of social networking sites. I wonder how many of us add friends who we really know and how many add just about anybody to increase the number in their friends' list. What's more important to you? Quality or quantity? How do you choose your online friends? What types of friend requests do you or don't you approve? For me, I only add people I really know in sites like Facebook and Multiply where I post personal information such as private thoughts and photos that I would prefer only family and good friends have access to. It's better to be safe than sorry. There are so many identity thefts, scamming and other bad online things that happen nowadays. But for other sites and forums like Mylot where I only have basic information, I gladly add friends who send me requests. How about you?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
13 Sep 09
If the person is related to me or my husband, and is a member of Facebook, he or she gets added. If the person goes to my church and I know him or her, he or she gets added. If the person goes to a church in another city, I met him or her sometime, or he or she is a friend of or related to someone in my church or who used to belong to my church but moved, he or she gets added because even though I am good at faces and bad at names, more then that he or she knows me so when they come to visit, they will say "hi A-" even though I am scratching my head to find out who they are even though they are familiar I will also accept friends those organzations such as Penningtons, Additionelle, writing sites, I have not accepted Rachel Ray, but those are not going to know any personal information, but being smart, I will not give any information to be used against me. I also accept a few from myLot, so far just one.
@vinay316 (301)
• India
13 Sep 09
for me everyone deserves to be my friend.