'Friendship Paradox' Doesn't Explain Real Friendships

'Friendship Paradox' Doesn't Explain Real Friendships
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Your friends are on average more popular than you are, according to a phenomenon known as the "friendship paradox." Now, a group of mathematicians has come up with a new theory that takes the friendship paradox beyond averages, and they found that their equations describe real-world popularity differences among friends.

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