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Why We Add People On Facebook [Headlines]

Reassuringly, the top reason that we add people to our social network, is because we know them in real life.

by Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 21 december 2011

While some Internet interactions are online-only relationships, the most common reason we add friends on Facebook is because we know people in real life.

According to recent research from NM Incite, for 82% of Facebook users, knowing someone offline is reason to add them on the social network. The next most common reason for adding a friend is having many mutual friends, a practice reported by 60% of users. Mashable

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