How Python can help you understand the ‘friend paradox’

Do your friends, on average, have more friends than you? If you are an average person, there is a high chance that you have fewer friends than your friends.

This is called the friendship paradox. This phenomenon states that most people have fewer friends than their friends have, on average.

In this article, I will demonstrate why such a paradox exists, and whether we can find the paradox in Facebook data.