Jason Davis thinks that we have too many friends.
All the pop psychology books say that you can't have a meaningful network of more than 150 people. Beyond that it is more like a customer database or a fan club.
So I'm suggesting that RBC try having a formal policy of 150 friends per member. It would be the social network version of Twitter.
This would give RBC a chance to institute the kind of trusted network policy that Jobster and LinkedIn have tried to introduce and failed.
It might work because there is little value in having a lot of friends on RBC. Anyone can connect with anyone directly and who wants to receive the kind of mass junk mail we now get on RBC (eg new years greetings from people we don't know).
I have over 800 friends and I would be willing to defriend those with whom I have no ongoing relationship.
So I urge JD to invite all members to come forward and throw their friend lists on the bonfire -- just like Beatle records in 1966 -- and run a bulldozer over them and then start anew.
Let's start 2009 with a real revolution on Recruitingblogs.com. Bring Limited Networks to RBC!