REQUEST DECLINED: Too Many Facebook Friends!

Are you the type of person who's into numbers -- as in the number of friends you gather on Facebook -- or are you so selective that you decline requests from people who have too many contacts already?

Are you the type of person who is into numbers — as in the number of friends you gather on Facebook — or are you so selective that you decline requests from people who have too many contacts already?

Social media is just that for many people — social — and for them, the name of the game is growth.

Although leading experts and even Facebook says tell that 150 is about the maximum number of friends we can handle at once, some users build and build until their list is hundreds more than the average number of friends, either to state popularity or perhaps to brand themselves or their business.

But, what if you’re the type person who’s all about keeping your list at a reasonable volume? And, you expect the same of your friends?

It turns out checking the number of friends someone has before letting them into your social life, at their request, is fairly common.

One female Facebook user whose list has 43 friends, explains:

I don’t want to friend someone who has tons of friends on their list because that is not at all what I’m looking for. My sense when I see a list of more than say, 100 people is that not only do I not want to open my life up to that many more people, but the person collecting those numbers is not my kind of friend.

Which leads us to ask the question: Are you a friend collector or do you only accept friend requests from people who have a reasonable number of friends in their stable? Weigh in – we’d love to hear what you think.