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Out of 410 votes in total, 14% of you are sad that Ballmer is leaving, 39% don’t care at all, and 47% are not only happy he’s leaving, they think it’s great!

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This week’s poll question is: How Many Friends Do You Have On Facebook?

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Facebook. Enough said. There’s nothing that hasn’t been said about the social network. Call it revolutionary, call it the worst thing that’s happened in the last 10 years, call it boring; but one thing’s clear: you can’t ignore it. Even if you don’t have an account. Some people use Facebook just for close friends, some people use it exclusively for people they’ve met in person, and some use it to actually meet new people, adding friends they’ve never met before. Some have 30 friends, some have 3000. Where are you? Do you even use Facebook? Let’s vote!

How do you use Facebook? Do you have a very small number of friends? Very large? What are your rules for adding friends? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Doug Brienzo
    September 9, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I can't even log in to ask a basic question. Wassup?

  2. Mic Hall
    September 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    1. People who have 100+ "friends" don't understand the definition and actually mean acquaintances. By that definition everyone in my office building would be "friends".
    2. If I want to keep up with my children I HAVE to have a Facebook account because, sadly, they live on Facebook.
    3. Use all the security settings you have available to limit what is shown and who can see it.

  3. Patrick S
    September 3, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I use it to connect with old friends. Originally from Canada, I live in South Africa so touching base with them is kinda important.

  4. Bumferry H
    September 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I have 30 friends on my FB account and that's plenty.

    The problem with facebook is the people who use it. by sharing their inner most thoughts of "I'm bored" or "Having chips for tea!" or (the one that really makes me want to throw my computer across the room "IT'S FRIDAY!!!!" <- yes i know it is!) make the whole experience seem like an attention seekers jamboree.

    Having moved away from family and friends a number of years ago, I have found that Facebook is the best and easiest way of keeping in touch with those I really want to.

    I have blocked a number of people in the past for their pointless attention seeking updates of "ME POORLY SICK" and "WHY AM I SO SAD" etc.
    They get told once to pack it in and then they are gone.

    Yes, it's a time wasting, battery draining, advert intrusive environment, but that's where my friends are and I'm not too much of a snob to NOT be on it.

    Plus Candy Crush Saga is very addictive. :O)

  5. Vs V
    September 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Isn't it the most easiest way to log into a variety of websites?

  6. dragonmouth
    September 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I was going to be a smartass and say that I use Facebook to follow the NSA but decided that would be silly.

    "but one thing’s clear: you can’t ignore it."
    Sorry, Yaara, but you're wrong. I have been successfully ignoring Facebook since its inception, both as a service and as a stock. Only those that have no life hang on every little detail of Facebook's existence. As Henk says Life is too short to waste on trivialities.

  7. Paul G
    September 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I have 37 friends, a mix of old friends from before I retired in Montreal, QC, Canada, family members, new friends that I made since moving to Ottawa, ON, Canada and fellow Kindness Ambassadors from the Life Vest Inside Movement!

    It is an easy way to reach people from all over when you cannot travel everywhere!

    You can do a lot of things to help others and yourself on Facebook!

    For some, it's a time waster but for me it is part on my daily routine, an extension of me going outside and greeting live friends, being nice to other people and other pleasures of life!

    Nice way of staying in touch even when it's too hot or too cold outside or on heavy rain days!

  8. Pratyush R
    September 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I had been addictive to facebook earlier, seeing to which I deleted my first account. Then, thinking of the social media I created a read-only account, but at a later stage couldn't resist to add some close friends in it.

    A read-only account is better for productivity, awareness and bonding (-just to keep connections with those who are/not connected to our mail/work but had spent moments with us for living a joyous life). :)

  9. Paul Harris
    September 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I use Facebook to follow my familys activities,to download recent photos of family, and whenever I am re-directed by another Website.

  10. Henk van Setten
    September 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    This is simple. I don't need, don't have, don't want a Facebook account. Why? Because time is precious: you only live once.

    • Hal
      September 2, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      What you said. If friends can't call or get together once in a while I don't consider them friends. I have inactive accounts - not deleted because once they have you it is forever.

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