Facebook has completely diluted the meaning of what a friend is and turned the idea of having friends into an arms race. When MySpace was still relevant, the big competition was to see how many friends you could get for your page. People would brag that they had thousands of friends, and yet they could never find anyone to hang out with on the weekends.
Do you really know 1,290 people well enough to call them friends?
The idea of collecting a long list of likes on Facebook makes sense if you are a business, a rock band, or Charlie Sheen. But is it really a good idea for you, the average Facebook user, to strive to have thousands of friends you don’t really know?