It’s called “Dunbar’s Number” after the Oxford University anthropologist who discovered the phenomenon.
He claims that any number beyond that starts to “strain the cognitive capacity of the human brain”.“The interesting thing is that you can have 1,500 friends, but when you actually look at traffic on sites, you see people maintain the same inner circle of around 150 people that we observe in the real world”If we take that number as a base, then add on a few long-lost school friends and other people you intermittently need to keep in touch with, you’d probably reach an absolute ceiling of 200-250 Facebook buddies. The mean average number of Friends on Facebook is 338, but the median is only around 200.
Things just kept getting in the way, but you never dismissed the idea of being with them.5.
You've already made a reservation for you and your best friend. Then they were into you, but maybe you found someone else, or moved away for college.
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This is what separates the "just friends" from the "eh, we're just friends for now." At least once, you've had a few drinks, gazed longingly into each other's eyes, and went at it. You might not realize it consciously, but you'd rather be texting them exciting news than your own SO ... This one sounds cute, but in reality, it's probably not too healthy.
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“The amount of social capital you have is pretty fixed,” he said. If you garner connections with more people, you end up distributing your fixed amount of social capital more thinly so the average capital per person is lower.”It appears that the key here is to recognize the difference between real-life and virtual.
Should you be using your phone at a family meal to make some witty remark on the photo of someone you met on a beach in Thailand? But is it a good thing to have that relationship logged in Facebook in case you ever want to revisit it in the future. Away from the academic reasons, there are also plenty of practical reasons. Yes, we know Facebook theoretically has lots of tools Facebook knows a surprising amount about us – information we willingly volunteer.