In a move that shocked the worldwide netizen kingdom, the social networking giant announced today that it will now limit Facebook users’ friends and followers to a maximum of twelve.
How Facebook chose the number 12 remains a mystery. Some are saying it could be patterned after Jesus Christ’s 12 apostles, or the fact that there are 12 months in a year. Filipino netizens are even speculating that is based on the Philippine Senatorial elections where voters pick the “Magic 12” among all candidates.
It is all part of Mark Zuckerberg’s new vision that “the future is private,” based on his thinking that Facebook needs to respect and promote privacy and intimacy among its users.
Facebook account holders have until June 30, 2019, to trim down their follower lists to their favorite 12 family members, close friends, co-workers or fans, as in the case of celebrities. After June 30, Fcebook will randomly cut all follower lists to 12.