Do You Have 302 Friends?

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According to the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (who the heck is this?), 302 is the ideal number of Facebook friends you should have to be considered socially attractive. 

(I guess getting Facebook friends is a cheaper and easier way to become more attractive than the plastic surgeon or spending the day at the beauty salon...)

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Ambassador
925,344
Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
Century 21 Bradley.
Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843

I think I am over 100 now..  need to keep working!!!!!

January 30, 2009 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,120,310
Li Read
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)

Well....that's a very interesting number!     I agree, who are these people?????

January 30, 2009 10:48 AM
Rainer
54,956
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc.

I guess I'm a social ugly duckling....quack. I need to find more friends! Anyone want to be my friend???

January 30, 2009 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
578,820
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)

And silly me me only has 120???

I guess I need to start adding people I dont like.

January 30, 2009 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,498
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Got to check to see how many friends are on my page.  I don't go there as often as I should.

January 30, 2009 11:59 AM
Rainer
54,956
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc.

I had to come back to this post.....I feel so inadequate. I need more friends!!! To anyone that wants to friend me on FB....cecilyparks@hotmail.com

January 30, 2009 11:59 AM
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Cute have a great weekend and good luck with any sales !

January 30, 2009 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
45,238
Julie Nelson
Keller Williams Realty

That's intresting ... thank you for sharing.

January 30, 2009 02:22 PM
Staff
439,464
Bob Stewart
Community Evangelist
ActiveRain

oh, I see........this is why you just friended me on Facebook!! You are trying to get up to the 'socially attractive' number. Gee thanks, and here I just thought you wanted to be my friend, pffff!

hahaha

January 30, 2009 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
341,459
Elizabeth Bolton
Cambridge MA Realtor
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA

Hi Sara, Perhaps it's my inner loner but the thought of 300 "friends" makes me dizzy.  Yeegads!

Liz

January 31, 2009 06:05 PM
Rainer
11,697
Cindy Hartpence
Edisto Real Estate Company

That's huge for me, but my sons are way over that.

Amazing!

Thanks,

Cindy

February 01, 2009 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
717,246
Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

And who are they to determine this?  LOL, I have just under 100 myself and never thought I would get to that high of a number.  I am shocked when I see the people with 700 and 800 or more.  You know they can't possibly know all of them...they are saying yes left and right to everyone.

February 03, 2009 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
290,554
Drick Ward
"RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
NEPTUNE REALTY

The social networking sites are giving new definition to friends.  I had always heard that if you make it through life with half a dozen true friends, you've done well.  Seems like the 302 target is more like the number of people who find you more (physically) attractive than a rodent.

February 03, 2009 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
227,485
Troy Erickson
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
Terra Solis Realty, LLC www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com

Sara, I am going to have to disagree with this Journal of Computer- Mediated Communication.  I think it's easy to get 302 friends on Facebook.  Just go out there and ask people to be your friend.  When you have one accept, just go to all their friends and say I know so and so and they are my friend, would you also be my friend.  I think anyone could have 302+ friends in a very short time, but would that really mean you are socially attractive.  I think they are really missing the point, and don't understand the true definition of a friend. 

February 04, 2009 03:04 PM
Rainmaker
181,500
Sara Bonert
Real Estate Internet Marketing
Zillow

Hey all- Thanks for the interesting comments. 

I think the study could be interpreted one way if you consider a Facebook "friend" like you do a real life friend.  It could be interpreted another way if you consider a Facebook "friend" either an acquaintance or just something you are using to build a sphere of influence. 

However, here is a story that I think illustrates what the study is trying to say.  A few weeks ago we were interviewing someone for a sales job  (obviously a position which you have to have some degree social skills).  The woman was a great candidate.  After the interview, we did what more and more people do, we checked her out on Facebook profile.  She only had about 20 friends.  One of the other sales people in the office said, I don't know how good she is but I wouldn't hire just for the fact that she only has that many friends. 

Granted, I work for an Internet company, so he may have a point.  But to him, having never met this person, she was 'socially unattractive' as a potential employee.  Just some food for thought.  I don't know if Buyers/Sellers would make those sort of assumptions, but you never know.

February 04, 2009 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
717,246
Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

Wow interesting...I wonder how many potential buyers or sellers "looked" at me on Facebook before considering me.  I hope none because that really should not make the person.  Hmmmm....interesting....

February 04, 2009 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
645,151
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate

Wow I have almost 800 friends on facebook but its not too hard to keep up with the ones that you want to!

February 05, 2009 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
717,246
Debbie Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

But are you just saying yes to everyone Honeycutt?

February 05, 2009 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
195,892
John Alesi
(Orange County California Real Estate)
Century 21 Award

302?...pish!!!  How about 10,000+ like those guys on LinkedIn?  I'm still struggling with that number.  I have a problem remembering my 3 children's names so my brain starts to freeze as I approach 10-grand!

February 10, 2009 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
77,383
Nishika Jones Green ~ Foreclosed Homes in Broward County
Urban Oasis Realty

Well with 60 something friends I definitely have a ways to go.  It might be faster for me to make the plastic surgery appointment, LOL.

March 06, 2009 09:11 PM
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