I think Facebook fixed their “People you may know” feature, because recently it was showing people I didn’t really know but this morning I knew the listed names and faces and among these:
(Not an actual screenshot, edited to remove non FOSS people)
Now, it is not as if I could be friend with them – after all I know their name/face because we attended the same conferences or read Planet Gnome. I don’t want to be that excessive Facebook-friend-adder. I personally draw the line by asking myself “Would that person know/remember who I am?”, therefore I try to only add people that I’ve talked with in real life.
Facebook chose the word Friend to identify the persons I allow to see my information. It is a rather strong word because some of the people in my “friend” list are just acquaintances and they mix with my best friends! Yet, they are people I’d like to keep informed about.
Thanks Facebook for forcing me to think about what defines friendship before breakfast