I’ve been on Facebook since 2007 but have not been addicted to it until recently. That may be do to an “aging” effect that I intend to research. But I have been active enough to notice that my friends seem to have more friends that I do. And that my friends seem to do more fun and creative things than I do. I thought I was just imagining this but it seems that statisticians have been researching the phenomenon. It turns out it is not a new idea. Research into social networks first identified the trend in 1991. But current research has found some interesting things using data from a number of networks. More Big Data? http://www.technologyreview.com/view/523566/how-the-friendship-paradox-makes-your-friends-better-than-you-are/

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