- 472 contacts in AddressBook
- 234 RSS feeds subscribed to
- 114 LinkedIn contacts
- 102 Facebook friends
- 55 Pseudofish RSS subscribers
- 50 MySpace friends
- 16 Flickr contacts
Based on Dunbar’s research, 150 is the theoretical maximum size of a well formed social group.
Assuming that I know some people in the offline world, and that there is some overlap in the groups above, it is still feasible that I’ve exceeded the limit. This means I’m either spending excessive time keeping in contact, or that I’m not keeping up my end.
As such, my apologies.
The new social software seems to create a trend towards large numbers of shallow relationships. Although, it may be a symptom of other social problems that lead to a similar result.
The question that is puzzling me — What does the society of tomorrow look like? I guess time will tell.