How the Cool Hunting App DOX Exploits the Friendship Paradox

There’s a mathematical explanation for why your friends always seem more popular than you. It’s called the “Friendship Paradox” and it means that, statistically speaking, your suspicion that people are hanging out without you is well founded. The basic reasoning is pretty simple: You’re more likely to make friends with people who have lots of friends than with people who don’t. As a result, on average, your friends are more likely to have more friends than you. And, beyond the...

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