with this statement. The piece is good, thought provoking, and informative. But this jumped out at me:
people with a lot of “friends” may be more trustworthy than people with very few
Now, wait a minute. How does the number of friends equate with trust-worthiness? I have few Facebook friends. I have few because I am not interested in the numbers, I’m interested in the people. What they have to say, what they know, what I can learn, what I can share from my experience that may be helpful. How can anyone keep up with hundreds of friends? That’s not friends. That’s an audience.
Some of the most untrustworthy people have huge followings. And some of the most untrustworthy people are followers.