What’s the Optimal Number of Facebook Friends?


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“How can you have, as the authors [of a study published in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication] write, ‘too much of a good thing?’ They hypothesize that ‘Individuals with too many friends may appear to be focusing too much on Facebook, friending out of desperation rather than popularity, spending a great deal of time on their computers ostensibly trying to make connections in a computer-mediated environment where they feel more comfortable than in face-to-face social interaction.’” - story