Can You Beat Dunbar’s Number?

Can You Beat Dunbar’s Number?
technology

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar's claims that the most people you can maintain stable social relationships with is 150. With many of us following people well in excess of 150, is there a way to beat Dunbar's number?

Paloma M. Vazquez
  • 3 march 2010

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar’s recently published book,  “How Many Friends Does One Person Need?” offers a theory proposing that the most people you can maintain stable social relationships with is 150. With many of us following people well in excess of 15o, does social media allow us to maintain reciprocal relationships with more people, and ultimately “beat” Dunbar’s number?

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