The popularity of social networking sites has always been on the rise since the late 90s.

Easy to use and easy access to internet also helped with their popularity.

Besides it’s fun to connect with people whether it is old classmates, people sharing the same interest or just learning about one another.

An interesting study by RapLeaf that studied more than 30 million networkers found that women on average have more friends than men.

Rapleaf examined the number of friends that men and women have on sites like: Bebo, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, LiveJournal, MySpace, Flickr …

On average women networkers have 62 friends, men have on average 57 friends.

The study categorised networkers into groups:

Social Networkers ( under 100 friends)
Connectors (100-1,000 friends)
Super Connectors (1,000-10,000 friends)
Uber Connectors (10,000+ friends)

To learn more about the study, click here.