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I have really never been a fan of friend collecting on Facebook. But as I need social media for my business as a fitness and nutrition coach, it is important for me to be seen. No one has 1,000 friends. Let's be real. But the other side of the coin is that there are different types of friends. Not every friend needs to be the best friend. We all have real life friends who we see at an event and say we should get together with, but never call them. So, if you're in a Facebook group and talk to someone often, sure, they are your friend. But it's also social media. It is a mirage. Until you ever meet them, it's not real. This is something I learned long ago on dating sites. If people need to feel more special by the # of friends they have great. I need more real people in my life.
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