Virtual Starbucks buddies
My Starbucks buddies and I are now doing regular Zoom sessions with our homemade coffee in hand. It’s not the same as sitting on the couch in our regular spots, sipping our favorite drinks, but it’ll do. Tomorrow, we’ll all have our video cameras working. And I think there may be a couple more regulars…
MIT Technology Review mentioned the Friendship Paradox, in which, due to outliers and “the topology of networks,” your friends on average have more friends than you do. The article goes on to suggest that your friends probably are more wealthy and happy, too. I was curious to see how my Facebook friends’ friend counts measured…
What is the Monkeysphere?
What is the Monkeysphere?. “What do monkeys have to do with war, oppression, crime, racism and even e-mail spam? You’ll see that all of the random ass-headed cruelty of the world will suddenly make perfect sense once we go Inside the Monkeysphere.” Warning: coarse language, plus the claim that you can’t have as many friends…
Dunbar’s number. “A suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.” In contrast to those who collect “friends” on Facebook like playing Cookie Clicker.
Edna Buchanan on Friends
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Edna Buchanan
Am I not destroying my enemies
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln