Facebook Users Share Negative News in Status, Positive News via Photos

Published: 21st January 2015 06:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2015 06:04 PM   |  A+A-


WASHINGTON: Facebook users are likely to share negative life events through detailed status updates or wall posts but tend to upload photos when something positive happens, a new study has found.         

US researchers found that how a person chooses to share information on important life events on Facebook depends on whether the event is positive or negative.            

In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Jennifer Bevan and coauthors from Chapman University, US, focused on significant life events related to romantic relationships, health, work, and school.                

They found that the specific event itself did not determine how an individual would share the news on Facebook, rather whether it was positive or negative.      

Users tended to share positive life events indirectly (photos, change of job title) and negative life events directly (detailed status update or wall posts).  


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