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This Is Why We Like, Share And Comment On Facebook

By | source: Here Aug 8th, 2017

I start and end every single day by scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and seeing what my friends are up to. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit.

It turns out that I’m not alone––statistically, you probably do the same thing. Almost half of Facebook users “like” content posted by their friends at least once a day. But what makes us click that thumbs up?

  • Liking something is a quick way to give someone a nod. When you give someone a “like,” you’re letting them know you agree with them.
  • Liking content allows us to affirm ourselves. Did you know that you can look at someone’s likes and learn everything from their ethnicity to sexual orientation?

Additionally, liking lets us show empathy and get likes in return. This infographic also examines sharing, which is often done to let our friends see things we find interesting, important or funny, and commenting, which gives us a way to express our opinions.

Have you ever been tempted to stretch the truth to get more likes? If so, you aren’t alone. Learn more here with the most common lies told on social media.

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