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Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior

Posted by andreaitis on February 27, 2009

Digital + Sociology = Digitology.  An interesting start…

However, in a recent interview with The Economist, Cameron Marlow, a research scientist at Facebook, shared some interesting stats on Facebook users’ social behavior patterns.

His findings: while many people have hundreds friends on Facebook, they still only communicate with a small few. Or to quote the author of the article, “Humans may be advertising themselves more efficiently. But they still have the same small circles of intimacy as ever.”

Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior


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