Blog logoMatthew Lang

Caesura Letters

A 2 post collection


Dunbar's Number

 •  Filed under Social Media, Caesura Letters

A little reminder that while we're connected in more ways now than we have ever been, our number of meaningful connections doesn't change at all.

The lesson to learn from Dunbar might be this: our pursuit of building ever-expanding and “influential” networks might be a fundamentally vain pursuit. Rarely, perhaps never, do our lives comprise of more than about 150 meaningful relationships. Although a digitally connective world might suggest that the size of our network is representative of our ‘value’ or ‘potential’ to have an influence on others, our human network capacity probably has not really changed at all.

One Hundred and Fifty People: Revisiting Dunbar’s Number by Caesura Letters