In May of 2008, there were reports that Facebook would be raising the friend limit from 5000 friends because there is less than 1000 users who have maxed out and reached the limit: Read Full Story Here: Facebook to up 5000 Limit
The last paragraph of the above article however reads : But for many people, being a friend is much different than being a fan, and the level of interaction allowed is also significantly different. And the new FRIENDS LIST feature, which allows users to classify and group friends, makes organization easier anyway.
Which I am in TOTAL agreement with. I always said I much rather have a friend page than a fan page bc I feel it is much more personal. Given the fact that the limit has since not been raised, I finally opened a page, not by my real name of Angela Gegg, but my Art name, PROSHKA, a page that has been much needed and something I should have done ages ago: http://www.facebook.com/proshkatheartist
Sadly I reached my 5000 friend limit well over a year ago!! And since then have had the 1000 (pending) friend request limit, the problem is though, is that most facebook users aren’t aware of the fact that A. There is a Limit and B. that there is a pending limit; so the problem arises where people think I am snubbing them or just avoiding their requests. It got to the point where I was receiving so many messages that I opened the page and am trying to operate from that so as to avoid the drama of social networking.
|5000 friend limit on my Facebook Acount|
|1000 pending friend request limit on my account|
In all honesty I would love for facebook to up the limit especially since we have so much control over our personal sites and not much control over the fan sites, but in any case I have opened the page, named PROSHKA and hope facebook figures out their limit issues sooner rather than later because lets face it people, the world of social networking is where its’ at and especially for those of us in the public eye.
Another thing that facebook is doing is opening Community Pages (without the permission of people and/or businesses) —> I know this because I was messaged by someone who tried to freind request (annoyed with me as usual) and they said that they instead became my fan. Now I automatically assumed they became a fan of PROSHKA, but when i took a look at their page (which is open to the public) I saw that this person LIKED –> ANGELA GEGG. Now I know I have never created an Angela Gegg Fan Page so was like WTF, I automatically thought someone was impersonating me and went to the page, but turns out it was a Community Page, stating —> FACEBOOK STATES ON THIS PAGE: Our goal is to make this Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic. If you have a passion for Angela Gegg, sign up and we’ll let you know when we’re ready for your help. You can also get us started by suggesting the Official Facebook Page.
After investigating the matter and reporting the page I found out that it is a facebook page and that I would have no control over this page, which is really something I am not fond of .
QUESTION: Can I edit the content on a Community Page?
ANSWER: No. When available, we update the information and profile picture based on the article for that topic in Wikipedia. At this time, there is no way for people who choose to connect with a Community Page to add their own pictures or edit the information.
So this is my Facebook Drama, my Facebook Dilemma and my Facebook Rant for the day!
|ADD ME ON FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/proshkatheartist|