Category: Social Media

Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications. User-generated content—such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions—is the lifeblood of social media. Wikipedia

Emotional Contagion on Facebook

Commentators both inside and outside of tech are critical of social networking sites and how they might be altering our behaviour. From misinformation to emotional contagion, critics from a range of fields are voicing their concerns about social media.


New Post: A 2014 study by Facebook's Data Science team found that emotional contagion can occur on Facebook from textual content alone: