Meaningful Networking Across All Forms of Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram… regardless of your line of work, you can likely use one or all of the popular social media sites for networking purposes. Whether you share a career update and get some unexpected helpful feedback or you are able to connect others in your network, the possibilities seem somewhat endless.

Countless studies reproduce results finding that individuals max out at having about 150 meaningful relationships at a given moment. The vast majority of us have, give or take, five close friends and about 150 acquaintances, and those who fall in between the two extreme poles on the spectrum. How does social media change this?

Surprisingly, social media does not change this trend in the number of meaningful connections humans are able to maintain at once. Despite having 500, 1,000, 2,000 or 5,000 Facebook friends, you can not alter the time and energy it takes to preserve true intimate connections.


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