Attention friends and potential friends: I have almost reached Facebook’s maximum of 5000 friends, which means I’ve only been accepting friend requests from people I actually know. Now Facebook is telling me I have too many unanswered friend requests, and I must formally “ignore” some of them. So: if we’re actually friends or professional acquaintances and you’ve sent me a friend request that I haven’t answered, please resend it, or let me know. As for people I don’t actually know, well, blame Facebook for its arbitrary limits.
Meanwhile, virtually all my posts are public, and for better or worse anyone can comment on them, so I think the only real difference is that if we’re friends, *I* can see *your* posts.