Tag: number of friends

It is better to have more or fewer friends?

Published: August 6, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen reflects on her friendships and asks which works best—more or fewer friends?

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In the Media – Does Taylor Swift have too many friends? (Bravo TV)

Published: July 12, 2016 | Last Updated: July 20, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Does Taylor Swift have too many friends? (Bravo TV)

Can there possibly be such a thing as having too many friends? Writing for Bravo TV, journalist Marianne Garvey discusses Taylor Swift’s “girl squad” phenomenon.

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Path: The “less social” approach to TMI?

Published: November 15, 2010 | Last Updated: November 15, 2010 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Like the seasonal flu, we all get a touch of social media fatigue from time to time. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare or something else, there are days when there’s too much information (TMI) out there-from too many people who are actually pretty peripheral to our lives. We worry about privacy, too, and whether […]

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When it comes to friendships, who is counting?

Published: November 17, 2007 | Last Updated: June 11, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Dunbar’s number expresses the limits in the number of friendship we can maintain.

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How many friends does it take…?

Published: July 19, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

An MSN Messenger study of the friendship patterns of 10,000 persons among the UK population cites some interesting statistics: Brits collect an average of 396 friends each over their lifetime. People wind up staying in touch with about 1 out of 12 of the friends they make. The average number of friends they maintain is […]

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Friendship: Black, white and shades of gray

Published: June 20, 2007 | Last Updated: June 23, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When it comes to social networking sites, like Facebook or MySpace, things are largely black or white, says blogger Nancy Baym. On her blog, Online fandom, Baym remarks: “One of the great shortcomings of social network sites as they currently exist is that almost all of them offer you only one kind of friend. It’s […]

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RX for healthy living: Good friends and many of them

Published: May 27, 2007 | Last Updated: June 20, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A recent article by Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge on MSN.com, Why Love Heals: How Friendships Keep You Healthy, discusses the findings of a study that examined the correlation between friendship and good health. “A study of more than 4,000 women and men in Alameda County, California, showed a direct link between the […]

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How many is too many?

Published: May 26, 2007 | Last Updated: June 20, 2007 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Aristotle characterized three different types of friendships, according to a recent article in Philosophy Now by Dr. Timothy Madigan. They include friendships of utility, friendships of pleasure, and friendships of good. Friendships of utility offer some mutual advantage to both parties (for example, co-workers, business partners, classmates) Friendships of pleasure describe those where people simply […]

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