I wouldn't want any more than 200 friends so I keep it down to 150 or less. Lol, besides, my page seems like a good page to stalk, according to my friend but now I keep it all under pms so....life is good. : )
I only friend people who I want to talk to, and allow to see the info that I have on there. I use it mainly to keep in touch with friends I haven't seen in 10 years, my family that is scattered across the country, and on goings in the area.
It's not shallow if you don't use it as such.
I quit Facebook because even if I change my settings, delete people, I can still be part of drama or have to witness stupid little Internet fights. That's why I prefer Gaia. I don't see as much.
I like tumblr & twitter though.
The greater majority of my friends on Facebook are from college, and a number of them are international, so it's a bit more convenient to communicate via the Internet anyway.
I will say that the family and high school friends seem to be far more into posting their drama and general negativity onto Facebook than my college friends, but I would feel strange removing them from my friend's list. Especially family.
People add people just b/c they went to the same school as them. I didn't converse much with most of them, so I deleted them. My FB now is people I would like to talk to, went to college with, and net friends.
I use Facebook mainly for the funny cat pictures on my news feed.
But yes, Facebook is quite shallow. Remember though; the system is nothing without the people. If the system is shallow, then so must be the people. I'm tired of seeing people post meaningless lyrics or misguided quotes about life...
Unfortunately, the draw of cat pictures is too strong, and I keep coming back gonk
I don't really get the point of having someone on your friends list if they aren't actually your friend or someone you actually speak to.
Everyone on my list is either a family member, a old friend that I keep in touch with, or someone I regularly talk to. It just seems silly to me when people I knew in high school but didn't even like try to add me and then never say a word to me.