Stutzman reports on a poll which claims that –
teens have an average of 52 friends on the IM buddy list, 38 friends entered in their cell phone – but they have 75 friends in SNS. The poll also found a 75% of teens use SNS. This is a useful point of comparison for researchers interested in the nature of friendship on SNS. Are there transferable ratios between various communication devices that hold steady for young people? Can this shine light onto how many “real” friends teens have in social networking services?