Social Media Study suggests Facebook makes you smarter Zuckerberg and company couldn’t pay for better publicity. By Michael SebastianOct. 20, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content Researchers at University College London found a direct link between the number of friends a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions. Basically, the more Facebook friends a person has, the larger those portions of the brain are. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.