I don't know how many I have. Honestly, even for the writing of this post, I resisted the urge to look. I know it's probably a good number because the last time I glanced at the number which was a few months ago if memory serves me correctly I think it was in the neighborhood of 700 something. But I couldn't tell you exact numbers to save my life. And I really don't care.
I do know some people who check their number daily, sometimes more than once. And whether it goes up or down means a lot to them. So much so, that if the number goes down they work through process of elimination to figure out who deleted them.
I not only find the idea of calculating facebook friends to be a very exhausting idea, but the idea of it strikes me as insecure.
Something I've tried to live by and also teach my kids is that when something like that happens to you whether on facebook or real life, look at it as an opportunity for more room being made for others in your life.
Facebook is a great networking tool but not a true representation of my relationships.
Another decision I've come to through experience is that I don't delete anybody I find irritating (just creates needless drama at times that I don't need) and so I "hide" them instead and move on.
What about you?