Emotions Posted on Facebook Could Be Contagious

/// Emotions Posted on Facebook Could Be Contagious

March 14, 2014  |  Blog

According to a recent study reported on by The Wall Street Journal, the emotions that your Facebook friends vent online could be contagious. The good news is that happy emotions are more likely to spread than negative emotions.

The study began with a look at how rainy days affected people when they posted online. Apparently, there were more negative posts by people in the rainy area, and in turn, their negative posts affected their Facebook friends in other climates. In fact, previous studies found that even smoking and obesity could be spread through social networks, so it’s no surprise that emotions are equally contagious.

Have you noticed that your mood is affected by what your friends post on Facebook? Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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