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Poll: Take a guess. If you know 1200 vote for 1000 or if you know 1800 vote 2000
100 (6)
11.76%
200 (5)
9.8%
300 (7)
13.73%
400 (1)
1.96%
500 (7)
13.73%
700 (6)
11.76%
1000 (11)
21.57%
2000 (4)
7.84%
3000 (0)
0%
4000 (1)
1.96%
5000 (1)
1.96%
6000 (0)
0%
7000 (0)
0%
8000 (0)
0%
9000 (0)
0%
10000 (2)
3.92%
Clubber Lang
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How many people do you know?

The criteria

1 - you must know their first name
2 - they must know your first name
3 - you must have met them at least once in real life
4 - you must have spoken to them at least once in real life
5 - you would both be able to recognise eachother on the street today
6 - you would talk to them on the street if you really had to
7 - they don't have to be friends - they can be people you hate
8 - you can include friends, family, workmates and even teachers (assuming they meet above criteria)

Take a (not so wild ) guess.

My guess

Through my own family and relative i probably know around 1200 people - possibly more - big family :eek:

Work colleagues probably around 300 from various jobs

Sccol/College/Uni - 200

Other friends about 60

So around 1770 - only a rough guess - if anything I probably know more.

Mind you the chances of me meeting a large chunk of these people ever again are small but I would certainly speak to them (and I always get randomers recognising me so its a fair bet to say all of them would remember me )

You?
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Lemme go count

*lines up every one I know*

Carry the 3, scratch the 7......

6

Just kidding :P id say about the same as you dude =]
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Maybe 200-300 people... I wouldn't have thought it'd be as large as 1200. :[
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That's my exact criteria for adding people on facebook - and I have nearly 600 friends on there.
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About five I'm terrible with names, I know everyone says that but who was the OP again?

I'll go with less than 100 or 100, if I had to list 100 people I know or have known off the top of my head, it would be a stretch to remember 100 names. And no I am not a hermit.

I have 3 people on face book. Mind you I only started it a couple of weeks ago and I don't use it to socialise generally but to play games and then demean my friend who has a crap score, and worship my other friend who is on the high score table :adore:.
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Hmm maybe arround 200 - 300 ppl. I've been in several schools, so well even though I know a many, I won't meet the criteria. I can't remember some of there names
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I don't really know, but I'll guess about 400. Maybe.
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I put 10000, only cause I've been to so many different schools and lived in different towns, as well as having loads of jobs.
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Im really not sure
I have quite a small family, who I have no interest in so I havent seen most of them in years, so I doubt they would recognise me as I look nothing like I did when I was younger- and I wouldnt stop to talk to them on the street either.

Work wise I worked in a nightclub and worked with different people every week, it was a loud busy environment with no time to stop and chat so I never knew anyones names, doubt they knew mine either.

Most of the people I would 'know' would be from school.
And although most of them probably know my name and vice versa I wouldnt stop to talk with most of them unless they were/are friends.


Realistically its probably quite a bit more that 100 (what I voted for), taking into consideration friends of friends, boyfriends friends/family, my own, school or college friends, teachers but of those who I would actually want to stop and talk to, its 100 or less.
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bloody hell, I have no idea!
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I'm so popular I know too many people. Most of them are girls, too.
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I've guessed at 2000.. 1000 from family, school, college etc and getting on for that again from various work, socialising, friends of friends etc.
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(Original post by blackswan)
bloody hell, I have no idea!
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I have no idea how people estimate stuff like this
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Probably less than 1000. If you ignored the name and recognition criteria, probably more like 10000.
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Probably around 1500, I have a huge family and have lived in Dubai and Qatar during some of my childhood.
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I couldn't possibly remember..my brain hurts when trying to :/
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I added all the criteria in so people wouldn't just add everys ingle person they have ever spoken a sentence to.

Having had a rethink I think my estimate was probably too small by a fair bit!
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number 5 is impossible to judge, there are plenty of people I'd recognise but how the hell do I know if they'd recognise me?
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i would think between 600-700. primary school, secondary school, college, family, friends, friends of the family, family of friends, etc. all adds up. wow. had no idea i knew that many people!
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(Original post by mermania)
number 5 is impossible to judge, there are plenty of people I'd recognise but how the hell do I know if they'd recognise me?
you just do! or maybe you are just forgettable !
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