If you’re on a social networking site, chances are you have less than 100 friends. If you have thousands, you’re not only in the minority, but you’re probably male.
According to a large study of people with at least one friend on a social networking site, men have more friends than women. Men and women also seem to be motivated by different values. That’s the conclusion of a study by Rapleaf of 30.74 million social networkers.
There are some interesting patterns about how the number of friends we have and why. This may not come as a surprise – overall men are more focused on acquiring “friends” than building relationships with them. Women spend more time on social network sites but aren’t as likely to have more than 1,000 friends.