Facebook friends can reveal ‘how successful you are’!



London: The number of friends you have on social networking sites like Facebook, can reveal how successful you are, and even how often you move, researchers have said.

Researchers from the University of Virginia and the London Business school said the ''perfect'' number of friends actually depends on several socio-economic factors, and varies from country to country.

Shigehiro Oishi, a psychology professor in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Selin Kesebir of the London Business School explored the benefits of social networking strategies in two studies currently published in the journal Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“In the age of Facebook, many Americans seem to opt for a broad, shallow networking strategy,” a newspaper quoted the researchers, as saying.



London: The number of friends you have on social networking sites like Facebook, can reveal how successful you are, and even how often you move, researchers have said.

Researchers from the University of Virginia and the London Business school said the ''perfect'' number of friends actually depends on several socio-economic factors, and varies from country to country.

Shigehiro Oishi, a psychology professor in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Selin Kesebir of the London Business School explored the benefits of social networking strategies in two studies currently published in the journal Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“In the age of Facebook, many Americans seem to opt for a broad, shallow networking strategy,” a newspaper quoted the researchers, as saying.