The psychology of social networking (infographic)

3 Aug 2012100 Views

Are we obsessed with social media or are we obsessed with ourselves? asks a new infographic. With 80pc of social media posts being about the poster, the latter just may be the case.

The infographic created by PsychologyDegree.net and published on Visual.ly takes a look at the psyche behind social networking. Consider this: half of all users compare themselves to others when they view photos or status updates, according to the infographic which also examines why people add ‘friends’, how many tweets and status updates are produced in a minute, and other facts and figures about social networking.

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Despite all this activity and information put out on social networks, though, nine out of 10 Americans think people share too much.

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Tina Costanza has held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto

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