Your Brain Limits Twitter Friends To 150 | Fastgush | Social Media C4 |
In 1992, a British anthropologist named R. I. M. Dunbar came up with Dunbar’s number after studying social group size in a wide range of primates and human communities. He found that brain limits a person to have not more than 150 friends. The limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity appears to de ne the number of individuals with whom it is possible to maintain stable interpersonal relationships.

Come 2011, it appeared Twitter was proving Dunbar’s theory incorrect. With limitless opportunity to stay connected and updated, it seemed Twitter had finally broken the code for having an extended social group.