Social Networks & the magic number of 150 pops up again.

by Steve Mallett

Related link: http://radio.weblogs.com/0114726/2003/04/09.html#a391



Ross Mayfield has plotted an "Ecosystem of Networks" which is a part of a larger big-sky-think about Clay Shirky's Power Laws.

What I found interesting here is that there are three distinct type of networks and what their network functions are. Here you'll notice the mysterious number '150' pertaining to a network whose function is social.


Further indication that a good 'community' takes place in units under 150.


My previous blog regarding '150': Community<=150