Originally Posted by TestECull
This is an example of the problem with Facebook. apparently people can't tell the difference between friends and a mile long list of people they never talk to anymore.
I'll take my handful of real friends over your truckload of names any day.
PS: If they're actually a friend you can get a hold of them in other ways. Like, say, email. Or snail mail. or phone call. Or physical visit.
Why would you purposely use outdated methods of contacting people? Aside from physical visits, all of those things have been replaced by faster and easier alternatives.
Not everybody who uses Facebook adds every person they can find to get their friend list as populated as possible. I use it to share my thoughts with all of my friends at once. Just try to tell me that isn't more convenient than calling each and every one of them on the phone. Also, I can start contacting somebody I haven't seen or heard from in years just by typing in their name. That was nearly impossible before Facebook.
I don't like how people are expected
to have a Facebook account these days; but honestly, anybody with friends and family can benefit from one. It just makes it easier to keep in touch with the people in your life. The only problem with Facebook is that it's basically a giant online repository containing the information of over 600 million people. The solution? Don't post [i]everything[i] about yourself. Set your privacy settings properly. Never trust the company, no matter how good the service is. Problem solved.