Are Facebook friends real friends?
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved). It seems likely to me that more credible reasons for our lack of close friends - at least among adults - are (1) the diminishing amount of discretionary time that we have available for social activity and (2) our increasing mobility, which sees our childhood friends scattered around the globe.