Here’s more proof that Facebook has changed the definition of the word “friend.” According to a new study, the average Facebook user has never even met 7%of their Facebook friends. That works out to about one out of every 14 “friends.”
And there’s another 3% who you’ve only met ONCE. That’s one out of 10 friends who you’ve met zero or once.
The average person has 229 Facebook friends.
–22%, or about 50 of those friends are from high school.
–12%, or about 27, are extended family.
–10%, or about 23, are coworkers.
–9%, or about 21, are from college.
–8%, or about 18, are immediate family.
–7%, or about 16, are from extracurricular groups or clubs you belong to.
–2%, or about five, are neighbors.
–And of course, 7%, or about 16, are people you’ve never met.
–The rest come from miscellaneous other places.