How Many Friends do YOU Have on Facebook?

United States
February 18, 2011 5:58pm CST
I have heard of some people accepting any friend requests they receive on Facebook. Are you one of those people? If so, how many friends do you have (estimate)? If not, then what are your thoughts on this idea of accepting any and all friend requests on Facebook? Do you think it is an incorrect use of the site? Do you think it is fine? Post your thoughts...
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• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I am one of those people. I am not picky with people who want to be my contact in Facebook. The reason for this is that I am a blogger and I use Facebook to promote my blogs. So, the more friends I have in Facebook, the more exposure my blogs have. As of the moment, I have 900 plus friends in Facebook.
@thatgirl13 (7295)
• South Korea
19 Feb 11
I only accept people who I know on facebook. Everyone on my facebook are my friends or relatives or someone I know. But actually it's up to the people how they want their facebook to be.
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@KrauseHome (36586)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I have 1970. A lot of them are friends I have made via the various games I play there, and then there are quite a few who are actual Business contacts with the various Business things I have done online, offline over the yrs. along with the ones who I know in person via other means as well. It is a great way to meet new people, make New friends and just be you.
@Masihi (4420)
• Canada
19 Feb 11
Right now it's 59, everyone I've conversed with and the like, also some of Hubby's relatives. I interact with any post that comes up on my wall because I'm genuinely interested in the person/post,as well. I think it's a good tool to keep in touch with people who you know but are in the next province or even another country, saves on telephone bills, that's for sure :-) As far as randomly adding people, I won't do that. If I don't know you, I won't add you. Simple. Sounds mean, but I want to know who's in my list.
• United States
19 Feb 11
That's exactly how I feel. Thank you for your response. ^^
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• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I have 2 accounts of facebook, which one is use for my personal which has 340 friends and the other one is for my games which has 334 friends. On my personal facebook account I'm choosing who will I accept as a friend, those are the people I really know while on my secondary facebook account is everybody is welcome. For me inviting too much friends or accepting friend request even you never seen or never been talked to them is incorrect using of facebook account, even though facebook site is made for socializing. I know those consequences should I face if I accept friends without know them, but why should i do it? that's why i have 2 account, my personal and my secondary. My personal account is in private so only my friend which i really knows can see my profile and info about me. While on my secondary account is public where my friends can't see anything about me cause i didn't post any personal things and i didn't update my info on my secondary account. I am afraid to those who accept friend request that they even don't know the person cause I have heard some like that situation who has more than a hundreds of friends on their account murdered, raped, etc. I just use that secondary account for my games. Games needs friends for you to gain experience and to level up, every bodies know that, so thats why on my secondary account every body is welcome. I though it was the same like me, they have purpose why they accept friend request with out knowing the person but me on my secondary account, i didn't post anything about me for my own safety.
@krysta (21)
• United States
19 Feb 11
ya the same for me. i only have really good friends and family on my personal one and the other one is for game purposes only (so for that one i dont chat or answer messages or im's and it has no personal info, so i don't care who i add).
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
same with me. im also have to account. For 1st account just like my personal account that places i share with my fellow friends. have about 1000 friends. Second account is business. im do online business for sell shawl. Im lucky that my online business growing so well and able to face new customer everyday. Thats my story for facebook
• United States
19 Feb 11
i have just over 100 friends.... all of which i have met and had conversations with.... except people like dane cook, i only have a few of those.... i think its rather pointless so many friends that you dont even know :)
• United States
19 Feb 11
Conversations as in online or in real life? (Lol... and who's Dane Cook?) Thanks for your fast response. :)
• United States
19 Feb 11
Conversations in real life, and I still talk to many online, since most of them live in other states...( lol... And Dane Cook is a hilariously famous stand up comedian....(lol where are you from??!!))
• United States
19 Feb 11
I'm from a place. 8D
• Canada
19 Feb 11
I am one of these people. I accept and put them into my limited profile list so they cannot see anything I do other than my game posts. The reason I accept them is for my games. The games I play need so many neighbors in order to get certain things in the games. I have 837 people not all are for games tho some of those are friends and family.
@cream97 (29122)
• United States
19 Feb 11
Hi. Airsoft109. I have 48 friends that is on Facebook. I could have more, but I chose not to have that many. I would not just go around accepting any and all friend requests on facebook. I have to make sure that I feel comfortable with them being my friend. I have more friends here at myLot than I do with facebook.
@stylewaves (1061)
• India
20 Feb 11
I have around 400+ friends in Facebook , i used to make friends . Whoever may give request i will accept it and become friends later
@jordq7 (576)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hi there Airsoft109!!! I don't accept all the friend request that I am receiving in facebook.I f I think the person is not really related to me and if I think he can bring me harm I don't accept their friend request.most of the time the only request that I accept are from those person I know or persons related to me. For me it is not the number of friends that matters in facebook,it is your privacy and how you can prevent someone from invading it.I only have a hundred of friends in facebook and they are my classmates and relative and some co-workers.I don't usually add people that are not related to me.
@JohnMach (551)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I think you should just accept people that you know on facebook because accepting people that you don't know will get you privacy breached.
@Zer0Stats (1309)
• India
19 Feb 11
87.Some people from high school,some from university,a couple random others.I don't add people on facebook who I haven't met in person.
@Ichiru101 (284)
• United States
22 Feb 11
I have about 30. I only add the closest people to me. So I believe I am using it correctly. I think it is starting to turning into something similar to Myspace, but better. I really hope it doesn't though.
• Ireland
21 Feb 11
I've 250 odd. I know them all, but one or two, which are fan page accounts by people I know.
• Catoosa, Oklahoma
19 Feb 11
I only accept friend requests from people I actually know...family, friends, coworkers, old classmates, etc. I only have 80 something friends.
@dreamnishu (1249)
• China
19 Feb 11
hello friend! i have an account in face book.it is a good social network.i have 200 friend there.all are my school ,college and university friends ans my relatives.i never give any add request to others.if people request me then at first i want to know that he/she is able to be my friend.so i think it is not so bad.if you like to use it correctly then it is good for you. thanks a lot.
• India
19 Feb 11
I just have some 40-50 friends and all are my for the same place where i study so its just a my friends are the ones who are my friends on facebook.I dont normally accept friend request form people whom i dont know.I just use facebook to stay in touch with my friends who have gone far way and to paly games on it and not for knowing more people i just dont feel like accepting requests from people whom i dont know.
@thereza (314)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I only have 58 friends in my facebook account. I dont accept all request, I only accept friend that I knew. It is not good you could accept stalkers if you dont choose your friend.
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
No, absolutely no..I don't accept any friend requests that I receive on facebook..I am accepting only from people I know..friends and relarives...I don't think it is fine or okay to add people you don't really know..
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I have about a thousand but with sadness facebook only limits users to have 5000 friends