Poll Shows Americans Are Lying That They Don't Care About Facebook Likes on Their Posts 9/11/17

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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A recent YouGov study of 1100 adults examined how online commenting on social media affects people emotionally. The results showed that 26% of Americans post photos of themselves at least once a week and only 10% of them said that getting likes is very important to them, 39% said that likes is somewhat important to them. It seems people are more concerned with getting comments than likes as 61% said that reading a comment on their post makes their day and 26% said that comment had ruined their day.  

Now what does all this mean? Well, it means that most people are lying in this poll, because those numbers should be way higher, because let’s be honest, the only reason, the ONLY reason people post on Facebook, Instagram and all the rest are for the likes and comments. If they post something that receives nothing: no likes or comments, it hurts their feelings and ruins their day. No one posts on there just to have a record of their experience, they post to have others digitally clap via a like about whatever it is they’ve done or where they went on vacation. It’s bragging for most people. You know and I know it.

It’s like that ole saying: “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but no likes on Facebook will never hurt me.” We all know that’s a lie, if you get no interaction on your posts, your feelings are hurt. Let’s not lie to ourselves. Especially if it’s a political rant, and no one comments, I know your feelings are hurt. You have the solution to the world’s political problems and no one comments, that’s gotta sting a Whittle bit.   

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

 

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Background Material:

https://today.yougov.com/news/2017/09/07/26-americans-say-negative-internet-comment-has-rui/

 

 

Posted on September 8, 2017 .