Do people really have over 200 friends?

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We at last count I had 22 friends on Facebook, some are real friends I have known for years, some are acquaintances I’ve made from my dog agility hobby.

I was looking at some profiles of “People you may know” and noticed one person had 223 friends! While I can expect some “celebrities” to have a few thousand, can someone really have over 200 friends? How often can they communicate? Is it just a case of people trying to get a big number for their own esteem?

A quick google of blogs found people boasting of 1000s of friends!

My first observation was made all the more funny as I would have seriously expected the person in question to be able to count his friends on the fingers of one hand!
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