So on Facebook every couple days I get this notification that one in particular of my friends is now friends with someone. Out of curiosity, I checked her page, and she has 2374 of them. Now she's no more of a public figure than I am, doesn't have a retail business, is reasonably but not unbelievably social in real life. I have enough difficulty keeping up with my 140-odd FB friends, of whom 120 are people I have real life contact with (the others are BBSmates, all of whom I at least have met in person, or schoolmates from 35-40 years ago). My most gregarious FB friends generally have "only" 300-500. What's the point of having a gazillion of 'em - is it like hunting trophies or MiPo "likes"; and do people really measure their worth on this basis? Or is there a more tangible reason (bearing in mind that this person doesn't have a retail business). No judgment implied - just wondering.