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The Psychology of Facebook: Why We Like, Share, Comment. Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.

The Psychology of Facebook: Why We Like, Share, Comment

Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly I’m checking my own notifications, looking at what’s been recently posted and generally forgetting why I came to Facebook in the first place. This isn’t entirely by accident. There is science and psychology that explains why so many of us are glued to Facebook. Researchers have discovered trends in the way that we perform every major action on Facebook—liking, posting, sharing, commenting and even lurking. And there’s a ton of psychology involved in what makes Facebook so attractive in the first place. Why we love Facebook so much: It taps the brain’s pleasure center Lots of studies have worked toward figuring out what exactly goes on in our brains when we’re participating in social media—specifically, Facebook. New Study Suggests Giving Up Facebook Will Make You Happier.

Are you strong enough to take a break?

New Study Suggests Giving Up Facebook Will Make You Happier

I’m addicted to Facebook. I don’t just go on there once or twice a day — I’m constantly on there. But there are a lot of things I don’t see on my feed, some things (and people) that I’ve blocked and other content that the Facebook algorithm has randomly decided not to show me. Still, there’s so much on Facebook that I don’t want to see and that I wish I’d never seen. If I never see another over-the-top conservative rant from that nice boy from second grade again, or the endless pictures and videos of my middle school friend’s son learning how to potty, I’d be forever grateful. It’s Not Narcissism! But even more than the annoying and sometimes just plain gross shares are the amazing successes and overwhelming joys people share, which cause me to focus on what other people have.

Of course, I could unfriend, unfollow or block the spectacular over-sharers, but then who would I have to promote all my crap… I mean, cool activities and milestones to? This is Why You Should Quit Facebook For One Week. Psychologists tested the effect of a week-long break from Facebook on people’s mental health.

This is Why You Should Quit Facebook For One Week

Here’s what they found. There is a brand new treatment available which can increase your concentration, boost your social life and increase your happiness. It’s totally free. You can start right now. It doesn’t require any drugs, or meeting psychologists or anything else at all. What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality. Social Networking Service. Facebook Marketing. Clever Uses for Facebook Graph Search. Who posted what?

How to Get Started With Facebook Instant Articles. Facebook have opened up Instant Articles to publishers of all sizes.

How to Get Started With Facebook Instant Articles

In this post, we’ll guide you through the ins and outs of Facebook’s publishing platform and how to get started. The announcement that Instant Articles were being opened up to all publishers came in February 2016, and they were officially opened for all on April 12, at Facebook’s F8 conference. A Facebook-native publishing platform has been rumored since the social network changed its News Feed algorithm to favor “quality content” in 2013. Since that update, Facebook has become one of the top referrers of traffic to news sites and blogs of all sizes, and in the summer of 2015, traffic analytics company Parsely revealed that Facebook had even overtaken Google as the number 1 referrer of traffic to news sites. Before launch over 1,000 publishers were testing the platform and as its rolled out to everyone we’re excited to learn: How can you get started?

First off: What are Instant Articles? How to create Instant Articles 1. 2. How to Create a Facebook Group (and Build an Engaged Community) Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds.

How to Create a Facebook Group (and Build an Engaged Community)

This update provides new ways for brands to boost engagement and could go some way to countering the decline in organic reach Facebook Page owners have been experiencing for the past few years. More than 1 billion people around the world use Groups. And more than 100 million people see Groups as the most important part of their experience on Facebook. Facebook tips. 11 Facebook Tips, Tricks and Facts You Probably Don't Already Know. Over 1.5 billion people regularly use Facebook.

11 Facebook Tips, Tricks and Facts You Probably Don't Already Know

And as the social network has grown, the rate at which Facebook shares news, and releases new features and products has accelerated. It can be a little hard to keep up sometimes. With this in mind, I’d love to share 11 Facebook tips, tricks, and facts with you. This post will give you plenty of great stuff to help you get the most out of and better understand Facebook. From why you get shown certain ads and which types of posts get the most engagement, to how closely connected you everyone else on the planet and much, much more. Libra. And the threat to democracy [ TED Talk : Carole Cadwalladr ]