04 Nov 2011
And so to University College London (UCL), where researchers in the department of the Bleedin’ Obvious have discovered that the more Facebook friends you have, the more friends you have, which also correlates to the size of certain regions of the brain: presumably including the one that controls typing OMG!!!, or the one that helps you to post movies of cats falling over.
They stress that this is a correlation and not a cause: so if you recruit thousands of Facebook friends, this does not mean you’re going to get a single extra friend in real life. Or, we guess, that bits of your brain will not suddenly start to swell to gigantic proportions, so it's not all bad news.