Dunbar's Number and the Social Business Dunbar’s Number Most people working with social technologies will be familiar with Dunbar’s Number: the number of people we can comfortably maintain stable social relationships with. Apparently it varies from 100 to 230, with 150 being the norm. This we each typically connect up with and socialise with on average 150 people.
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About 20 years ago the evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar proposed his eponymous number : Dunbar’s number is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. Facebook & Dunbar’s number | Gene Expression
There’s a theory called Dunbar’s Number that suggests there’s an upper limit to the amount of relationships we can maintain. If you’re interested in networking, this should be an issue. That number, for the record, is 150. Derek Halpern asked me how I dealt with that issue, as I spend my time with far more than 150. Here are some thoughts. Beating Dunbars Number
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Don't Believe Facebook; You Only Have 150 Friends According to "Dunbar's Number," human beings can maintain a network of only about 150 close friends. istockphoto.com GORE-TEX, the company that makes wetsuits, hiking boots and ponchos, is the subject of a famous anecdote in the world of sociology. It centers on the guy who founded the company, Bill Gore.
Dunbar's Number proves that you can't realistically follow more than 150 friends on Twitter I have a lot of close personal relationships. Can I keep track of the ongoings in everyone's life? No, not really, once they remind me I usually remember and whatever path that information is stored in my brain becomes open.
Dunbar's number rules the Twitterverse › News in Science (ABC Science) News in Science Tuesday, 7 June 2011 Genelle Weule ABC Social networks Ashton Kutcher might have more than six million followers on Twitter, but his brain's not big enough to have deep conversations with more than 150 of his nearest and dearest. Even the most ardent Twitter fiends can only befriend a finite number of people, according to new research published on the pre-press website arXiv.org .
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What's Your Dunbar Number? There are several key indicators - numbers we take seriously - to indicate "how we're doing." Cholesterol levels, salary, and IQ score, for example. And now the concept of a "Dunbar number" is being tossed around. Briefly, the term is used to suggest that we can only manage, cognitively, a limited number of relationships. The average, suggested in anthropologist Robin Dunbar's research, is just under 150.
The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes - Life With Alacrity For those of you not familiar with Dunbar's number it basically says that the most amount of people that you can maintain stable social relationships with is 150. According to wikipedia: “Dunbar's number is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person.
Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships . These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. [ 1 ] Proponents assert that numbers larger than this generally require more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms to maintain a stable, cohesive group . It has been proposed to lie between 100 and 230, with a commonly used value of 150. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Dunbar's number states the number of people one knows and keeps social contact with, and it does not include the number of people known personally with a ceased social relationship, nor people just generally known with a lack of persistent social relationship, a number which might be much higher and likely depends on long-term memory size.