How Many Friends Does One Person Need?

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  1. Robin Dunbar talks with Guardian Science Weekly podcast about his new book “How Many Frinds Does One Person Need”

    Robin Dunbar (of the Dunbar Number) chats with Alok Jah of the Guardian (along with others) about friendships and the Dunbar number, which is the theoretical limit of viable stable relationships one person can have.

    Dunbuar’s new book, "How Many Friends Does One Person Need" is also out and discussed.

    —Huffduffed by vanderwal

  2. A Little Less Conversation

    Some people thought the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable might bring world peace, because connecting humans could only lead to better understanding and empathy. That wasn’t the outcome—and recent utopian ideas about communication (Facebook might bring us together and make us all friends!) have also met with a darker reality (Facebook might polarize us and spread false information!). Should we be scared of technology that promises to connect the world? Guests include: Robin Dunbar, inventor of Dunbar’s Number; Nancy Baym, Microsoft researcher.

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/people-thought-the-trans-atlantic-cable-or-facebook-might-bring-world-peace.html

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  3. A Little Less Conversation

    Some people thought the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable might bring world peace, because connecting humans could only lead to better understanding and empathy. That wasn’t the outcome—and recent utopian ideas about communication (Facebook might bring us together and make us all friends!) have also met with a darker reality (Facebook might polarize us and spread false information!). Should we be scared of technology that promises to connect the world? Guests include: Robin Dunbar, inventor of Dunbar’s Number; Nancy Baym, Microsoft researcher.

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/people-thought-the-trans-atlantic-cable-or-facebook-might-bring-world-peace.html

    —Huffduffed by kevinpacheco

  4. #352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar

    In 1912 a four year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi (the picture at left was taken just days later). Reporter Tal McThenia co-authored a book about the Bobby Dunbar story called A Case For Solomon.

    —Huffduffed by akurjata

  5. 352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar

    In 1912 a four year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. (The picture at left was taken just days later.)

    —Huffduffed by zzot

  6. The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar

    In 1912 a boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. In 2004, his granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather’s kidnapping. We devote our entire episode to the story.

    —Huffduffed by adactio