Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon may be the name of the game but it takes less than that to connect any two users on Facebook.
The friendly way to catch the flu: 'Friendship paradox' may help predict spread of infectious disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your friends are probably more popular than you are. And this "friendship paradox" may help predict the spread of infectious disease.
The larger the group, the smaller the chance of forming interracial friendships, a new University of Michigan study shows.Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study examines how the size of ...
Unfriending someone on Facebook may be as easy as clicking a button, but a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the repercussions often reach far beyond cyberspace.
Bonobos, those notoriously frisky, ardently social great apes of the Congo, value social networking so much, they share food with a stranger before an acquaintance.
Study of social network 'check-ins' shows that geographic proximity is still the strongest predictor of friendship
(Phys.org)—The closer you live to another person, the more likely you are to be friends with them despite the growing use and impact of social media, according to a study that drew on data from the location-based social ...
(Phys.org)—Some pairs of female baboons form relationships that look a lot like "friendships," a group of researchers has found.
A new article by a Northwestern University complex networks expert discusses how networks governing processes in nature and society are becoming increasingly amenable to modeling, forecast and control.
(PhysOrg.com) -- People will suffer more pain for their close friends than for their acquaintances and sometimes more than they would for themselves, an Oxford University scientist has found.