Mullenweg’s Number

Remember Dunbar’s number?

…Dunbar’s number is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person.[1] Proponents assert that numbers larger than this generally require more restricted rules, laws, and enforced norms to maintain a stable, cohesive group. No precise value has been proposed for Dunbar’s number, but a commonly cited approximation is 150…”

What about Mullenweg’s number? In a recent post, Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress, he mentions in a comment:

…What’s odd is that average number of words per post is almost always exactly 250…”

Matt was referring to the average number of posts in a WordPress blog. I suggest that this number, 250, be called Mullenweg’s number.


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