those trivial posts are uninteresting and kind of pointless, but at the same time FB not just a medium of communication with others, but a medium of expression. So, in that regard, I think it's great that people are slowing down and taking a moment to reflect and express the little things in life - a song they really like, a satisfying meal, etc.
I don't really like the use of the word 'friend' with FB. It's completely meaningless. I have almost 300 'friends' on FB, but only a small percentage are people I share a meaningful relationship with. The rest are acquaintances, extended family, old classmates, and some people that I actively dislike (for the sake of diplomacy). I prefer to use 'facebook contact'.
I just treat "fb friend" as separate from "friend"
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Most of my fb friends who aren't actually my friends are kids who were 3 or 4 years below me at school back in 2008 and added me because they knew vaguely who I was and added me to bolster their friend list numbers.
Then again, I have a relatively loose definition of "friend" to begin with...it doesn't take a lot to be considered my friend!
I'm only up to about 150. I don't accept friend requests from people I don't know, unless I've enjoyed our exchanges in comments on mutual friends' posts.
And I agree that FB can be a means of expression. Some people I know - like my older brother - express thoughts there that they never otherwise utter. I've actually learned quite a bit about them because of FB. I did not even know that my brother volunteers with a group called Outdoors for All, for instance, until he started posting pictures of some of the people he's been teaching to ski.
I do like to use Facebook. To keep in touch with friends old and new, far or near. And I know most of the people who are "friends" on Facebook aren't real friends, some I hardly know, met once or some even never, but we share an interest (mostly LOTR), so it is nice keeping in touch and learning what they know. And to keep in touch with class mates from way back or colleagues from previous jobs. I do have a few of those over-sharers, some I just blocked all their posts, others I just read past and don't be bothered with.
For my professional network I use LinkedIn. It is easy to see who is doing what, and to know who to ask for something when in need at work.