Do Facebook Users Have a MySpace Mentality?

Today there is some discussion about Facebook users’ willingness to add strangers as friends. Apparently they are not as selective as once thought. In a test by IT security firm Sophos, a random selection of 200 individuals were sent friend requests by a fake user. 43.5 percent of those individuals accepted the friend request. That’s an extremely high number considering the stigma that Facebook users were more selective with their friends.

Since creating this blog, I have added a significant number of friends that are readers of this blog but I don’t really know them. Robert Scoble has been one of the chief offenders as well. So what is acceptable? Technically whatever you want but I think the stigma still exists. What is your policy with adding friends? Do you accept strangers or do you reject them?

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