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Facebook Friends: How Many Is Too Many?

Even the social network says to can it at 5K

(Newser) - Sure, you get by with a little help from your friends, but in the überfriendly world of Facebook, how many is too many? One professor sets the number of meaningful relationships one can handle at 150, and even Facebook itself will cut you off at the you-can't-possibly-know-all-these-people number of... More »

New Facebook App Finds Your Long-Lost Twin

Coke is to Coke Zero as you are to this friend, app promises

(Newser) - A Facebook app that promises to match you with the person in its network who looks most like you "is fun enough that it just might work," Christina Warren writes for Mashable. The app scans photos of you and photos of others who’ve signed up, and…voila!... More »

Most Annoying Facebook Habits

(Newser) - Facebook's got something to annoy everyone, it seems, and Brandon Griggs runs down the most annoying characteristics of Facebookers for CNN. A sampling:
  • The Compulsive Poster: "Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn't mean we all want to know when you're waiting for the bus."
  • "The
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Trickster Lures Castro Son Into Online Affair

Cuban reveals family secrets, lavish lifestyle in 8-month flirtation

(Newser) - A Miami prankster has lured one of Fidel Castro's sons into an online affair by posing as a beautiful woman from Colombia, the Miami Herald reports. In their amorous chats, broadcast recently on Miami television, Antonio Castro Soto del Valle reveals numerous personal details—like his address, phone number, and... More »

Obama on Weed Question: Dude, Chill

(Newser) - Pro-legalization activists stuffed the ballot box with questions about marijuana when the White House solicited questions for today’s online town-hall meeting, and President Obama went out of his way to address the issue, the Los Angeles Times reports. “I don’t know what this says about the online... More »

The Pitfalls of De-Friending

Peer pressure just one of the social aspects that translates well to Facebook and the like

(Newser) - De-friending is an unfortunate reality for social networks. It happens for many reasons, but is always awkward. Here are some de-friending stories from Mashable (names have been changed to protect the embarrassed):
  • Social opportunists: Andrew got a friend request from Jane, who he didn’t know but was friends with
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Online Friending Grows Stranger

Facebook, MySpace pals won't deliver chicken soup when you're sick

(Newser) - How many online friends is too many? Facebook insists users can only have 5,000—and that's not enough for some, discovers Stephen Levy in Newsweek. "Who am I to say no to friendship?" asks one user who spends 12 hours a day on Facebook and has a waiting... More »

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