If I accepted everyone who tried to add me and added anyone I met I could have well over 1000 I think. It's not hard as long as your outgoing I guess, but i feel I have more friends than I need as is. I think I have like 300ish but I'm unsure to be honest.
(Original post by Wave)
It's not hard. I could get 1000 friends by the end of the week if I wanted. Most people will accept your add however vaguely they know you and you meet hundreds of people at school and university and work and at parties etc. To illustrate I made up a completely fake facebook profile and added people who obviously wouldn't know me (because I don't exist) and I have like 500 friends now. The guys accept because they see a female and see an opportunity and the girls accept because they want to look popular with a huge friends list. i doubt 99% of people are good friends with more than 10 people on their friends list anyway.
Before I deleted my account a number of people who on my friends list, or mutual friends were friends with over 1000 friends. Usually their conversation would be based on either asking who each other were (more likely than not it was a "random add"), or exclaiming how much they enjoyed the previous night. As an observation, such people were the loud, annoying, "popular" (by secondary school standards which doesn't mean anything in later life...) and chavvy.
I used to have 200 friends on FB, most were people who I'd known in high school. I decided to cut it all the people who I didn't talk to at all anymore. I got to 72, even then there only 10 who I keep in regular contact with. :\
I only have around 200 people on facebook, and if I removed the surplus it'd probably go down by like 75%, people are 'friends' on facebook for basically no reason. I would cut mine down, but people seem to take being deleting off facebook as a mortal insult.
Random adds, nothing more, nothing less. I have one friend who I personally know that had to make another FB account because his friends list was full (max is 5000 friends) and his already got 2000+ on his second FB account, but he is quite a famous music producer so that is one of many reasons why he gets randomly added on FB.
they probably know only a small amount of people whilst the rest are just random adds or people they've only met once. I've got just over 200 friends and I know pretty much everyone in my freinds list.
I have 94 friends, and I have regular contact with maybe 10 of them, and my Facebook is still full of their useless status' about how they had coco-pops for breakfast, I really couldn't imagine myself reading 1000+ of these mundane happenings of their lives.
It's not that I'm not social, I just don't like people very much.