Sunday, December 25, 2011

100 friends on Facebook! (Oct. 11, 2009)

Current mood: thankful

As of a couple of days ago, I now have 100 actual real people connected as friends on Facebook. Yay! Thank you, everyone. A glance at the count shows 106, but some of those are “Fan of…” entries, plus one duplicate entry.  (This blog was originally posted on MySpace, where I have a friend count of 42, but there's a lot of overlap.)

Somewhere on FB an app exists that will run some statistics on your friend list. Mainly I avoid apps; in fact (sorry to tell several of you) I have most of these hidden (Mafia Wars, Farmville, etc.). I’m more interested in what my friends actually say and do! Still, it’s worth noting a few fun facts:
· With maybe about five exceptions, I know everyone in real life.
· Even those five I have not actually met, we’ve been in touch online a long time, and I’d say we know each other pretty well.
· Some I’ve known since first grade, others less than a year. Everything in between.
· Some I haven’t seen in 30 years, others I see at least weekly.
· My friends span the political spectrum, anarchist to neoconservative. Myself, I identify with all, to some extent. OK, maybe not so much neoconservative, but I do not categorize easily.
· Some friends live in mansions, some in cardboard boxes. I am not making this up.
· At least three continents are represented, five if you count company travel.
· All major religions are represented, plus several flavors of the absence of same.
· For being a Jesus-following Notachristianbutnotquiteanatheisteither, I’m amazed how many current and former men and women of the cloth are connected.

At least 2/3 of you have never met, but somehow, from somewhere, you all know me!

Again, thanks for being my friends!


bus15237 said...

Comments on the original 2009 post:

Pittsburgh Storm
Yeah. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer MySpace.

Stuart Strickland
They both have their respective benefits. Facebook is better for documenting the day-to-day goings-on in one's life. MySpace is better for the long-term stuff, like blogs and groups. Twitter, which I'm also on, is better for up-to-the-minute happenings.

I like FB for being able to positively identify who people are. A glance at my subscriptions list shows me 13 entries I know are real people (as opposed to an organization), but of those, to this day I do not know the names of five of them.

bus15237 said...

As of December 25, 2011, I have 198 FB friends, excluding the 7 organizations and 3 duplicate accounts.

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