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Most people call it the art of persuasion, but public health researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) are trying to pinpoint the science behind social influence.
In what may be the first comprehensive study of its kind, a University of Colorado Denver Business School student has revealed the top reasons for Facebook unfriending, who is unfriended and how they react to being unfriended.
Reputation management has now become a defining feature of online life for many internet users, especially the young. While some internet users are careful to project themselves online in a way that suits specific audiences, other internet users embrace an open approach to sharing information about themselves and do not take steps to restrict what they share.
Male college students are much more likely to report having a “sexually appealing, wild, or offensive” Facebook profile than female college students, according to research published in the Journal of Education for Business in 2010.
Facebook use may contribute to feelings of jealousy in romantic relationships, according to research published in the scientific journal CyberPsychology & Behavior.
In 2009, the journal CyberPsychology and Behavior published an article that investigated the relationship between shyness and Facebook use.
In 2008, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin published a study conducted by Laura Buffardi and W. Keith Campbell that examined whether laymen could accurately rate an individuals level of narcissism based on the content of their Facebook profile.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a person’s willingness to communicate offline is similar to their willingness to communicate on the internet. Those who are not willing to communicate offline also tend to have the same unwillingness to communicate online.