11.01.2011 09:23 AM

I have (almost) 5,000 friends

At the moment, I am about 100 friends short of having 5,000 friends on my Facebook page. According to Facebook’s rules – which make sense to me, for what it’s worth – I will no longer be able to accept new friends after the 5,000 number is hit.  Given the rate at which I get friend requests, I expect that to happen sometime next week.

So, for the folks who get stuff from me on my Facebook page – posts from here, and also stuff I don’t post here – things are going to be different.  After 5,000 is hit, I am going to be posting to my newly-constituted “fan” page, found here. I may not be posting to the old Facebook page anymore – it depends on what the Facebook elf lords let me do.  If I can do both pages, somehow, I will.

In the meantime, c’mon over to the fan page, if you like, and join the fun.

And, yes, to answer the question you may now be pondering.  I really do know all 5,000 of my friends.

We are very close.



  1. There goes my plan for a Kinsella Friend Exchange (the KFE), where people could buy and sell Kinsella’s 5000 friendships for whatever price the market will bear.

    Let nobody say your socialist credentials are in doubt Warren.


  2. Colin says:

    Warren –

    You can actually transfer your old profile over to a page without losing people and starting again… http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate

  3. Warren says:

    Aw, I think the Internet thing is overrated, myself. A fad.

  4. billg says:

    No thanks. I prefer to think of you as a left wing know nothing operative who despises my accurate right wing view. Besides, both daughters are away at University and I have no idea how to log on or get my own page…you’ll just have to be stuck at 4,999.

  5. ASME says:

    WOW!! 5000 friends. When are you able to treat every individual as an individual?

  6. John says:

    What is this “facebook” thing of which you speak?

  7. allegra fortissima says:

    I was going to become a fan this morning, until I saw that fb-photo of some guy sliding on the ice at Rideau Canal wearing only bowling shoes and a Viking helmet, a Diet Coke in one hand and a hot dog in the other – that wasn’t you, was it?

  8. Congrats on maxing out the friend limit, Warren. Please let me know why I never made the cut, so I can return under an assumed name and score the last spot.

  9. Jon Powers says:

    You must have made a lot of new friends yesterday with the gun debate. Surely you’ve reached the 5000 mark by now.

  10. frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

    Mr.Tulk…..I was skeptical of facebook…..but I do like it for keeping in touch with friends, and I find its a great outlet to vent…..twitter I just dont get…..aside from people being able to scoop the media…..Do I really need to know what Ashton Kutcher is doing right now?……

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