Sunday, 21 February 2010

Homo Interneticus

Part Three of The Virtual Revolution (BBC2) focussed on facebook and other social media - asking if the internet can change human nature.

Among much else it was claimed that nobody can have more than 150 meaningful friends, but that you actually interact fully with only 5 or 6. (This inevitably reminded me of all the discussion of numbers in our texts this week - and the ideal size of the utopian community (Fourier)). Apparently in the US you can even get a free burger and fries for every 10 facebook friends you cut. So you'd better all get cutting ...

1 comment:

Olly Fayers said...

I just cut out Facebook altogether. That should get me plenty of free dinners.