Spending time with family and friends
The number of social relationships an individual can have is constrained in part by the time available to invest in interaction. If the quality of a relationship is a function of the time invested in it, then we might expect a technology that allows an individual to cut through the time constraints inherent in face-to-face interaction to allow larger social networks to be maintained. Social networking media on the Internet provide one obvious possibility in this respect. Professor Robin Dunbar reviews the evidence.
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