Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

My Friends have More Friends Than I Do

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

I’ve long thought this was the case. I usually strike it up to my morose nature. That and the fact that I’m kind of an asshole to people. But it turns out it’s not me, it’s scienece:

Researchers have since observed the so-called friendship paradox in a wide variety of situations. On Facebook, your friends will have more friends than you have. On Twitter, your followers will have more followers than you do. And in real life, your sexual partners will have had more partners than you’ve had. At least, on average.

I’ll have to talk to SWMBO about that last one. There is that “At least, on average.” out for her…

The article: How the Friendship Paradox Makes Your Friends Better Than You Are | MIT Technology Review.