I want to posit an hypothesis. (Not sure what that means, but it sounds good.) There is a biblical epithet that says, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken."
In constructing my social graph, I'm finding that I tend to build relationships around three sites: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. In some cases, I have connections with a given individual in all three.
My hypothesis is this...
The more connections you have with a particular person, the stronger your relationship to them. Is that fallacious?
Further, it seems to me that there are varying degrees of personalness depending on which site you're connected, LinkedIn being the least personal and Twitter being the most. Or, perhaps "personal" is not the best term... maybe "casual" or "informal" is.
What do you think? Does my conjecture hold water? What's been your experience?
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