How Social Networks Are Like Real-Life Interactions

Jeremy Liew came up with an interesting parrallel that explains the appeal of a social network like Facebook: “Three ways that a conference lobby is like Facebook.”

  1. Public conversations and private meetings are an option in each.
  2. Each offer the opportunity for serendipitous moments with both new and old friends.
  3. Both allow lightweight interactions that help keep the friendship alive, without taxing your limited time.