So, today I discovered that someone has created a group on Facebook entitled “Petition Facebook To Raise The Maximum Friends Count.” The number of friends one may have on Facebook is currently capped at 5,000. At this writing, the group has 2,990 members, all of whom are gravely concerned about this limitation on their social networking capacity.
In fact, an active discussion in the forums of this group is, “Why do you think Facebook has a limit of 5,000 friends?”
In reply to this question, the “Top Ten Reasons Facebook Has a Limit of 5,000 Friends”, as compiled by the home office. (With apologies to David Letterman.)
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Recently a friend of mine posted a thought online. “Do you have an emergency meetup plan for you and loved ones in case you are separated in a disaster? Earthquake, flood, etc.?” This stay-at-home mother of two young girls went on to muse about being out and about on everyday errands when disaster strikes, possibly separating her from her husband and her two girls, each in their normal day-time locales: work and school. Maybe she’d be at the grocery store. Communications have been disrupted. Roads are impassable. How do you reunite with family, let alone make contact with them?
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Alison Parman, daughter of Russ and Jennifer Parman, won the stock division of the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby on June 1st. She will travel to Akron to represent the region at the Nationals at fabled Derby Downs on July 26.
Thirty-two racers competed in the stock and super stock divisions in the race, which ran on Dana Street between Calderon and Pioneer. Elliott Martinez of San José won the super stock division and will also compete in Akron. Six special needs kids, including two who are blind, participated in the SuperKids division. SuperKid Pauline Ugalde of Sunnyvale will join Alison and Elliott in Akron.
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On June 1st, the Silicon Valley Soap Box Derby will return to Old Mountain View. Building on the momentum and success of last year’s event, the organizers are excited to bring this event back to “the perfect hill” in Old Mountain View: Dana Street between Calderon and Pioneer. Many anxious soap box drivers, ages 8-17, are looking forward to their second chance at racing for the right to represent Silicon Valley at the All American Soap Box Derby at fabled Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio at the end of July.
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