said 1 year, 3 months ago:
In another article, it was stated that Reid has 800 friends on fb, and another 2,500+ on LinkedIn.
However, given the connections he has to the Boards of other social networking companies, I imagine he doesn’t have many connections that aren’t “meaningful” to him and his business.
For example, I have 800+ “friends” here on SME, but why?
How many of those 800 do I really interact with beyond the “be my friend“, “thanks for being my friend” and the occasional back and forth here in the forums?
Victoria’s Secret has 14 Million fans, but that is a brand relationaship, not a personal relationship, and they don’t try to maintain communication back and forth. Its just a one-way street.
In the article, a study by psychologist Robin Dunbar wherein in the early 1990s, he calculated that humans should be able to maintain relationships with roughly 150 people at a time. He also found that many businesses and military groups organize their people into cliques of about 150. Hence, Dunbar’s Number of 150.
Maybe that’s why facebook has a limit on the number of “friends” a person can have, because there are limits to true social interactions.