I’m starting to think that people on social networks, like everything else, follow predictable principles of organization. You can be in an equilibrium for months, adding very few friends to your local aggregation of people, when all of a sudden someone new shows up, and you make dozens of connections in the next few days. Punctuated equilibrium, I think, is the phenomenon that I’m describing. Or just plain old statistical mechanics.
Yeah, it’s that weird kind of night.