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It is clearly a flawed correlational study. Many of the smartest people I know have trouble with simple communication which the less book smart people are more socially active.
The article doesn't correlate FB with intelligence, this thread does. The article correlates the location of grey matter in the brain to 120 something FB users and draws virtually no conclusion from it.
    
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Interesting. All of my experiences with FB would support the opposite relationship between brain size and number of friends on FB...
    
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Interesting. All of my experiences with FB would support the opposite relationship between brain size and number of friends on FB...
+1 This

On my normal (not OCN-focused) Facebook, I'd say that out of my 80-some "friends"...the ones with the most "friends" are some of the biggest idiots I've known.

In fact, this one woman (who has about 1100 "friends") I've known since we were about 5 is about to get removed because she's become a religious fanatic who bad mouths people because they don't live how she says is right.

I wonder what happened to that sweet, laid-back little girl I knew all those years.
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I wonder what happened to that sweet, laid-back little girl I knew all those years.
Probably something she couldn't deal with
    
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I guess not only did no one read the article, but no one read the qoute either.

"more gray matter in regions of the brain associated with emotion, memory, navigation, and perceiving social cues."

Social skill brain matter =/= 'smart'* brain matter.

This makes perfect sense. These people are more sociable and more skilled at retaining memories involving social cues and emotions...try remembering a face with a voice and a name for 700 people, and your impression of them. (exaggerating but you get the idea)


* the separation of 'airbrain idiot with 700 friends' versus 'OCNer with 40'
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bigger brain doesnt mean they're smarter...
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bigger brain doesnt mean they're smarter...
No, but a larger amount of grey matter correlates to higher social awareness and IQ.
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I can haz big brain?


    
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LoL, so people with few Facebook friends or no Facebook account have small brains or no brains?
 
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Brain size, not intelligence.
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