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^They do. Trust me.
In fact - some people send "how are you" messages right on each other's walls.
So? If all they have to say is 'im fine how r u?' why should they bother to use a real message?
Well, I think that you're imagining this popularity the wrong way, Inquiline. What I meant is that for many people, number of wall posts (or number of posts on their wall per day, or number of inside jokes painted on graffiti walls, or number of pictures that they're in...) correlates with popularity OUTSIDE of Facebook. I don't mean that these people are trying to appear popular within a separate online community. They want to appear as if they have lots of friends to those at their school; they use their number of wall posts as a means to quantify their popularity.
you guys get really deep over facebook.
So basically what you're saying is you lurk in other peoples' personal facebook pages and critique how their friends interact with them on a day to day basis.
Same with the "what classes are you taking next year?" or "wow, this looks hard" sort of posts. They're personal. Why do people post them on each other's walls?
If I see a profile with 2000 wall posts (yes, I have actually seen this), I'll assume that the person has a lot of friends who use Facebook, and I might also assume that the person spends way too much time on the computer.
Really...? I don't really think of those as extremely personal messages. What do you consider a normal/"acceptable" wall message?