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A nice riddle my friend Nathan made:

Useless alone,
but deadly in numbers.
I am at the heart of connection.
Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.
Though indivisibly small,
We operate your second brain,
Humanity's hive mind.

What am I?

Hint #1:

Think indivisibly small

Hint #2:

I really do mean deadly in numbers

If you choose to downvote please comment with a reason below so I may improve/fix the problem.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is connection intentionally misspelled? $\endgroup$ – bleh Nov 26 '16 at 3:32
  • $\begingroup$ This can turn into too broad. You can edit and add few more lines to it. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 26 '16 at 4:28
  • $\begingroup$ may be it's a nucleus $\endgroup$ – Kavin Smk Nov 26 '16 at 4:45
  • $\begingroup$ I'm starting to get a mitochondria vibe from the extra lines and bonuses lol.. Those who played parasite eve will know what I'm talking about. $\endgroup$ – stack reader Nov 26 '16 at 4:46
  • $\begingroup$ An ryrpgeba(rot13) is divisible though $\endgroup$ – bleh Nov 26 '16 at 15:00
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My second guess after the edits in question and hints

Are you an

Electron?

Useless alone,

electron is useless if alone. But electricity is the collection of electrons.

but deadly in numbers.

Electrocution

I am at the heart of connection.

Electron (electricity) is the heart of all connections

Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.

Electrons/Electricity is the root of modern society

Though indivisibly small,

Electron is indivisibly small.

We operate your second brain,

Computers and computational devices

Humanity's hive mind.

Networking

 


Are you a

Mobile Phone

Useless alone,

Mobile phone is useless alone. We can contact or keep in touch with others only if they too have one.

but deadly in numbers.

There are billions of mobile phones

I am at the heart of connection.

Mobiles are the heart of connection (social media, chat etc)

Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.

Mobiles are a must in the modern society.

We operate your second brain,

Nowadays mobile phones has so many features that we can even call it as our second brain.

Humanity's hive mind.

We can store and record everything in it.

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  • $\begingroup$ "Indivisibly small" $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 4:36
  • $\begingroup$ Ive updated the riddle and added some hints, check them out and try again please. $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 4:47
  • $\begingroup$ Answer updated, Please check. $\endgroup$ – AeJey Nov 26 '16 at 4:58
  • $\begingroup$ Bingo, indivisibly small, something others have missed. $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 5:18
  • $\begingroup$ Oh. I updated as Neuron. :D anyway +1 $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 26 '16 at 5:20
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Are you

A computer?

Useless alone, but deadly in numbers.

A computer by itself is not much, but when it is connected on a network or the internet with all the other computers of the planet it really shines!
Deadly in numbers could also refer to a dos attack from computer "zombies" for the tech savvy out there.

I am at the heart of connection.

Connects everyone through the internet.

Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.

Computers and information technology is what drives all the recent advancement in technology.

We operate your second brain, Humanity's hive mind.

Google is pretty much like a second brain to me. The hive mind refer to how our knowledge is all shared between us and seems like we think as a collective... Like the Borgs(for those who understands the reference :P)

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  • $\begingroup$ "Indivisibly small" $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 4:36
  • $\begingroup$ Ive updated the riddle and added some hints, check them out and try again please. $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 4:45
  • $\begingroup$ Are computers useless alone though? Just some thought. $\endgroup$ – user21682 Nov 26 '16 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ "A computer by itself is not much" - really..? $\endgroup$ – Skaterhaz Nov 26 '16 at 19:03
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Question may be too broad at the moment. So another answer -

Previous Answer

Zero.

Updated

Is it

Neuron

Useless alone,

Obvio.

but deadly in numbers.

All the calculations are done using neurons.

I am at the heart of connection.

Neurons help brain to communicate with other body parts.

Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.

Neuro Science and other studies

Though indivisibly small, We operate your second brain, Humanity's hive mind.

They reside in Cerebellum at the back. Hence second brain

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  • $\begingroup$ Ive updated the riddle and added some hints, check them out and try again please. $\endgroup$ – ThatAmateurRiddler Nov 26 '16 at 4:47
  • $\begingroup$ @ThatAmateurRiddler- Updated $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Nov 26 '16 at 5:13
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Edit: too slow haha

It is

an electron.

Useless alone, but deadly in numbers.

because electric shocks.

I am at the heart of connection. Me and my friends are at the root of modern society.

Electricity is essential for modern society and its means of communication.

Though indivisibly small,

Electrons are indivisible.

We operate your second brain,

That would be the computer.

Humanity's hive mind.

Or the Internet, I guess.

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Are you a

Ray of light

? Makes sense doesn't it?

though indivisibly small

its thickness cannot be measured on a ruler.

Useless alone

one ray of light is barely visible

Deadly in numbers

flashbang!!!

Hive mind

human receives >95% of data through rays of light.

For the rest lines

I am everywhere!!!

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Is it

Bacteria

Because

Bacteria operate your second brain (your gut), are invisibly small and deadly in large numbers (as in an infection).

Furthermore,

Bacteria are crucial components in a lot of process and could therefore be regarded as a fabric of (modern) society.

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