It depends what you use Facebook for. Some people use it for business purposes or to coordinate organisations like charities or clubs. You can set it up so only the people you actually know in the real world can see certain posts (or immediate family or whatever) while other posts go out to a wider audience.
I am not on Facebook ! I just do not have the inclination for this style of communication. I am so very slow at even typing these answers that computers are not the main aspect in my life!!! Having just said that,I have to admit that I immensely enjoy the things I DO use my computer for!
Being a very private sort of hermit,I just do not see the point of giving myself even more work with something I have no interest in! Until now,I had thought I was one of the last non-facebook-lovers in the whole world!!! Thanks for telling me otherwise!
I use my computer mainly for emailing,researching all sorts of stuff,including items which I have been collecting since childhood,and buying more of my treasures which I would never find locally. This is plenty for me as I have other wonderfully fulfilling interests in my life.
I have over 200 friends on Facebook. I used to have a lot more but had a cull recently.
Not all of them are active but I consider all of the active ones to be real life friends. Facebook is real and part of my life - I think trying to separate the two is artificial at best. It's not for everyone but that doesn't make it wrong or unreal - it just means that different people operate differently.
Fran and Jules, is there room in that pod of yours? I used to have Facebook but left it when I got married (four years ago). Do not need it. I have to admit that I used to hack into my sister's account when I needed 'a fix', but that is all over now. Besides, the garbage that can be found on Facebook means it is a big no, no for me. There is no way I want to support a platform that supports the morally repugnant.
I have around 100 friends with about 60 being real life friends through my various hobby groups and former colleagues.
The remainder I know through involvement in a group of forums based in the UK where the majority of members reside there.