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The Science Behind Negative Tweets

The Science Behind Negative Tweets

The rise of Social Media has meant that is have become a whole lot easier for people to be negative towards others. For me it’s difficult to understand why anyone would want to be nasty to others whether it’s to there face or online. Is there a science behind why people are more negative on social media, has it unlocked a hidden evil in us all?   It is not difficult to scrutinise others when you have a screen to protect you. The Internet has become digital-fuelled alcohol, we now say things to strangers that we would never say if we met them. They consider themselves less accountable for their actions. But, I’m not just talking about Internet trolls, they aren’t the only ones who try to embarrass, scrutinise and ridicule people online. “In the real world people subconsciously monitor the behaviour of others around them and adapt their own behaviour accordingly […] Online we do not have such feedback mechanisms.” – Graham Jones According to Sherry Turkle’s study based on hundreds of interviews over 15 …

Three Social Media Mix-ups

To begin I’m not writing this post claiming to be some social media expert, who uses social media so profusely that when I tweet everyone takes notice. I could tweet and it would result in… … (No, that’s just odd!). There is no such thing as an expert; it’s all an experiment. I’m just someone who uses social media regularly, who notices a few things people persist in doing. Each platform works differently. They may all be starting to look and feel alike, but each is different, each has a different purpose. I just can’t help but notice these social mix-ups. 1: Posting Instagram Photos On Twitter When you post an Instagram picture on Twitter it actually appears as a link. Twitter has even taken steps to suggest people stop posting photos from Instagram to the social network. A number of Twitter’s ‘verified’ users recently received an in-app alert, which reminded them to post their photos directly on Twitter to make sure your fans always see them. Yes, that’s me! Twitter NOT Instagram 2: Posting Hashtags On LinkedIn When we talk about hashtags, in most …