The Buzz: Facebook ‘friends’

Do you have a lot of social media friends? Maybe more than you can really keep up with?

A new study published in the Journal Royal Society of Open Science shows that on average only four of those Facebook “friends” are considered part of your support clique. Those are people who would be by your side during times of crisis.

The study also says the average person could count just about 13 people as close friends. Experts concluded that although social networks help you keep up with your acquaintances, they don’t necessarily expand your number of close friendships.

Do you think your online identity reflects your real life?

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