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The number of my online friends and Dunbar's not-so-hidden scientific agenda

Neocortex matters more than social enhancements à la Facebook, says Robin “Dunbar’s number” Dunbar in a recent article. Will these results get him a Nobel Prize?

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What's the actual size of your personal social network? Some numbers

In 1992 Robin Dunbar proposed a rough estimate of 150. But the “Dunbar’s number” pretty much doubled in 1998, when Peter Killworth suggested a mean personal network size of 290. And in 2010 that number doubled again, as Matthew Salganik came up with 610 personal. So who says 1,200?