Mike Arauz | Blog: Spectrum of Online Friendship
"Online friendship is better described along a spectrum defined by the actions people take and how we feel about them."
Spectrum of Online FriendshipLearning, and Profiting, from Online Friendships - BusinessWeek
Companies are working fast to figure out how to make money from the wealth of data they're beginning to have about our online friendships
Practically every hand we shake and every business card we exchange can lead to an invitation, sometimes within minutes, for a "friendship" on LinkedIn or Facebook. What do these relationships say about us and the people in our networks? Companies armed with rich new data and powerful computers are beginning to explore these questions. They're finding that digital friendships speak volumes about us as consumers and workers, and decoding the data can lead to profitable insights.rheanna27: Star Trek Reboot fic: Lunch and Other Obscenities - PG-13 - 1/1
Because it is rheanna. What more does a person need to know? *hearts*
I love Gaila. She is fabu. Photosynthesis!
Uhura and Galia, cultural misunderstandings.
Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.
Summary: Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.
When I say Uhura+Gaila, I meant Uhura+Gaila friendship fic. =D
oh my, the first meeting with a new roommate can be FRAUGHT. Uhuru and Gaila, funny and awesome. (Also, Uhuru is in the GLEE CLUB which in a tiny nod to TOS canon that makes me very happy) NOT AN AU.
Nyota liked her roommate just fine, until she met her. (Cultural taboos, friendship, and a side of Spock/Uhura)
"You—you—masticator!" Gaila shrieked, backing away in revulsion. Which was how Nyota discovered that although Orion society had absolutely no taboos about sex, it had a lot of taboos about food and eating, and she'd just broken all of them.BBC NEWS | Magazine | What's the ideal number of friends?
The average number is about 150, says leading anthropologist Robin Dunbar.
You can have friends because of what you do together or enjoy something together like football or shopping, but they're not as profound friends as those who you love for themselves because of something in their character.
Having more friends leads to earning more.
They usually consist of an inner circle of five "core" people and an additional layer of 10, he says. That makes 15 people - some will probably be family members - who are your central group and then outside that, there's another 35 in the next circle and another 100 on the outside. And that's one person's social world.
Attention Facebook users with 500+ friends: You are lying.
What's the ideal number of friends?BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | What's the ideal number of friends?
The more friends you have, the more you earn, says a study. But modern life can allow little time to maintain meaningful relationships, so what's the optimum number of friends?