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How Do You Know Your Facebook Friends?  
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

OK, so I was a bit bored tonight and started to think about how I met/know my facebook friends. I don't have a huge number of friends on there (compared to some people I know!), so it was a fairly easy task for me to break them down into categories. I'm curious to see how others compare (percentages not compulsory, neither is using the same categories!)...

I currently have a total of 88 friends, who can be broken down as follows:

Family - 7 (7.95%)
From airliners.net - 5 (5.68%)
From other websites - 7 (7.95%)
Old school friends - 21 (23.86%)
Friends that I have worked with - 37 (42.05%)
Friends of friends - 4 (4.55%)
Random adds - 4 (4.55%)
Other friends - 3 (3.41%)

If you're bored too, have a think about yours!! Big grin

Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
42 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

Everyone on my FB are only the people I know real well, with exceptions of maybe 1 or 2 people. I just don't add anyone to my FB. I have to really trust certain people before they are added to my FB because I have family AND co-workers on it. I don't tolerate drama, inappropriate stuff or any BS on it.

I recently trashed my MySpace last week. It was no real use to me at all since I am never over there. MySpace......just didn't do it for me.

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

I have about 170 friends. Most are from school, then family, then People to People, then some A.nutters  Smile

Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

I have about 500 friends on there made up of friends from work, colleagues from work(other offices), friends from school, close friends and family and even some friends of friends. Ive got some A.nutters on there as well as well as some people from one of the aviation groups on there as well.

There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

I currently have 248 friends. Around 10-15 are from A.net, and the rest are from school, or girls who I thought were cute and lived in my town.  silly 


[Edited 2009-05-22 16:28:15]

Cleared to IAH via CLL 076 radial/BAZBL/RIICE3, up to 3k, 7k in 10, departure on 134.3, squawk 4676, Colgan 9581.
User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

All but 28 of the 325 on my list are family, friends for a long time, or friends from school. Of the 28, almost all of them are either professional contacts with whom I occasionally keep in touch or friends or family of other friends who I met and talked with. There are only two people on the list with whom I do not believe I have ever talked (another Aston Villa fan and a student member of the New York State Bar Association).


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

I've got 226ish on my FB. I would guess 88% from school, 2% family, and 10% coworkers. Its a good way to catch up and converse about the good old days.

Bring back Western Airlines!
User currently offlineCaptaink From Grenada, joined May 2001, 5119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Friends from school, friends from past schools, ex co workers family, friends of friends who have nothing better to do than the add people they dont know but I am worse upon accepting.. HAHA.. but my FB is relatively controlled.. My hi5 wasnt..

There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Church (including youth group and tech team), relatives, friends from school (current and former), a.netters, Counter-Strike clan members...

I am very strict when it comes to adding people. If I don't know you, you're not coming in.

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

I know all my FB friends. I don't add strangers.

Most are from work, school, church, my sorority, family and other people in my social circle.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From Monaco, joined Feb 2007, 11332 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 9):
I know all my FB friends. I don't add strangers.

The same here. I know all of my Facebook people. Many aviation buffs among them (Concorde and A380 First to Fly) a number of them living in Singapore. Some QE2 and Cunard Queens buffs as well.

There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3799 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

I have around 200 friends on FB, all but a few are people I know in real life. Most are university friends, class mates, people from the student radio station, and the next big group I suppose are old friends from high school.


Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I just deleted my facebook account 3 days ago. So no friends no nothing.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6716 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
Everyone on my FB are only the people I know real well, with exceptions of maybe 1 or 2 people. I just don't add anyone to my FB.

Ditto. Means no A.Net members either!  Wink I think it's a great communication tool to those friends/relatives you don't necessarily talk to that often.

It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4519 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

I've got 95 friends on Facebook and it breaks down to:

Family - 10
From airliners.net - 40
People I went to school with - 14
Friends I know from something else - 31 (football/rowing/flight schools/work etc.)

Out of these 95, I have personally met 78 of them.

I don't do much with my facebook account though, I use the Dutch equivalent of it much more often.

(Yeah, I'm bored at work..)

[Edited 2009-05-23 01:59:30]

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

I have 500 or so friends on Facebook, Most I know from school/college and the rest are a.netters, old work colleague's and some other people I know inbetween  Smile

Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30076 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

I have around 55. Most are old school mates/ A few of my cousins in Greece. Close friends and 1 Anetter . Im very particular who I add and have max security settings on my page.

User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

29 from secondary school
20 work colleagues
31 from Air Force Cadets
2 from church
1 from primary school
4 relatives
1 from university
8 friends/relatives of friends
2 fellow transplant patients
10 internet forum/facebook friends

Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

My facebook friends list is made up of.....

126 people I work with on the railway
88 A.netters Big grin (most of whom I have met in real life)
49 Territorial Army buddies (10 of those I served in the Gulf with)
40 'Random' adds, but I personally know 32 of those (mostly friends of friends / drinking buddies etc)
13 friends from my old High School
12 family members



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

I've got a few friends on Facebook that I met purely because we have the same name... There's a woman in Calgary who started a group for all of us with the same name...


Flights booked: NWI-AMS-JNB-DUR, JNB-AMS-NWI
User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

Out of 74 friends, I've met all of them. I don't let people I don't know onto my friends - I have my mobile number and home address on there, so it's kinda a given I don't accept people I don't know  Wink

Most are from school or college, some are just friends, and the rest are people I know through other people.

User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 899 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Well thanks to a slow Saturday and the reading of this thread I have got round to reviewing my Facebook friend list and here how it go's

Work 71 Friends
College 9 Friends
Coventry Saracens 20 Friends
Drinking Buddy's 21 Friends
Facebook Poker 17 Friends
Family 35 Friends
School 138 Friends

Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 3136 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4424 times:
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For me most are from school, including grade school. Also I have a few family members and some friends from my People to People trip. I dodged a bullet when my dad got one Big grin.

All of the opinions stated above are mine and do not represent Airliners.net or my employer unless otherwise stated.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30076 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4419 times:

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 20):
I have my mobile number and home address on there, so it's kinda a given I don't accept people I don't know

Very wise. Address/Date of birth and mobile can lead to identity theft.

User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

3 Anutters, the rest are close friends and family

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
25 WILCO737 : Wasn't there an A.netters group? wilco737
26 NZ107 : I don't see many members on it.. IIRC there are quite a few of them. But definitely plenty of groups out there which abuse photos from this site!
27 StarAlliance38 : There is lol
28 AirframeAS : Yeah, I am in that group. I have not visited the page in some time, though....
29 WILCO737 : I was in that group as well. But never actually checked out the page there. As I said: I wasn't hardly ever online at facebook... And I won't come ba
30 OA260 : There was another one that I stumbled across and it was by some disgruntled former members. Some interesting reading none the less.
31 Kaneporta1 : The breakdown of my Facebook friends is: 1: Guy who organizes basketball games every week and sends email via facebook on where and when. The end.
32 BNE : 140 friends broken down into the following. 20% A.net 20% Flyertalk 6% work 4% school 35% sport/sailing 8% relatives 7% randoms a.net could have been
33 HAWK21M : Whats your defination of Friend? To me a Friend is someone who you can trust & is there at all times [Good/bad]. The rest are just collegues/acquantic
34 Jetblueguy22 : Yeah. There is a group created when Paulo died. Blue
35 BNE : While I was compiling my list I wondered: what is the definition of a facebook friend; should it be one that you talk to regularly or someone that yo
36 BAViscount : I think the bigger question is what makes an actual friend rather than what makes a facebook friend. Facebook is generally just a bit of fun and a go
37 A380US : I hav like 650+ friends most from Schools, then camp, then like random across America through friends, and a lil family I would say i actually know 62
38 WESTERN737800 : I basically divided my friends into 2 groups. I've got people on my FB that are friends that I see and talk to on a weekly basis. The other group is p
39 Levent : I shut down my Facebook account. It almost destroyed my marriage.
40 HAWK21M : Facebook friend can be someone you contact with,may not have necessary met. regds MEL.
41 Offloaded : 95% are friends, most of those I would say I've known over 20 years and several of whom were real blasts from the past and excellent to be back in tou
42 GQfluffy : Something tells me it wasn't Facebook...
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