Social networking biggie Facebook has set a limit allowing users to have only 5000 friends.
According to Facebook spokeswoman Meredith Chin, only "a fraction of a percent" of the site's 400 million global users has topped the limit, making the few that do have 5,000 pals a new, albeit strange, sort of elite.
AdvertisementThe site put a restriction for "back-end" technical reasons, but users can also create "fan" pages, which have no limit, the New York Post reported.
A look at why anyone would want so many friends showed that while some do it to promote themselves, others do it to promote their business.
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