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Dunbar's Number

I was reading an article that mentioned Dunbar’s number, which made me curious about it.

Heres the wikipedia for it:

Can someone explain this? Is this really saying that humans can only know ~150 max? Am i missing something?

That just seems like an extremely low number.

It said something about knowing these people and knowing how they relate to you and maybe something about how some of those people may know some of the other people.

Check how many facebook friends you have and how many you’d really feel comfortable sending a quick “Hi! Let’s go for coffee!” to.

[quote]Nards wrote:
It said something about knowing these people and knowing how they relate to you and maybe something about how some of those people may know some of the other people.

Check how many facebook friends you have and how many you’d really feel comfortable sending a quick “Hi! Let’s go for coffee!” to.[/quote]

What your saying reminds me of times where your out shopping and you duck down an isle when you see someone you don’t want to talk to.