Why Facebook won't get you any more friends

Why Facebook won't get you any more friends
20 April 2017, 17:30 - 18:30

Speaker: Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Oxford.

A public talk on the effect of social media on our social circles

Social media from Facebook to WhatsApp have revolutionised our social lives in less than a decade. Yet, claims to the contrary notwithstanding, they haven’t in fact increased the size of our social circles. These remain resolutely fixed at a typical value of 150 (with a range from about 100-250, reflecting the difference between introverts and extroverts). Why is this?

This is a FREE event, no booking required.

THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA YOUTUBE AT https://youtu.be/QFvbUL1Ql0M

 

Hosted by: Institute of Medical Sciences

Venue: Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, main seminar room

Contact:

Professor Peter Mccaffery - peter.mccaffery@abdn.ac.uk

 


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