Concept Experience #6

1) It has been shown through research that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. If you see more positive posts than negative posts, then you start posting more positive posts as well.

This internet provides very little information about the paper and no information about the institutions that were involved in this study. The hyperlink “research” does not lead to the study — it leads to a different article instead.The hyperlink “contagious” is not needed. The last sentence is incorrect.

2) There have been studies done on Facebook and all the emotions related to posts. “We have enough power in this data set to show that emotional expressions spread online and also that positive expressions spread more than negative.”

This internet text does not provide enough information about the paper and about the institutions that were involved in this study. There is also no link to the paper. The hyperlink “positive expressions” is irrelevant.

3) Researchers in a new study have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. They found enough data to show that “emotional expressions spread online and also that positive expressions spread more than negative.”

This internet text provides only very brief information about the paper and no information about the institutions that were involved in this study. The hyperlink does not lead to the study — it leads to a different article instead.

4) In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, the team analyzed over a billion anonymous status updates from more than 100 million Facebook subscribers across the United States and found that positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative posts. They said that while both are common on the site, the positive posts are more influential. They concluded, “We have enough power in this data set to show that emotional expressions spread online and also that positive expressions spread more than negative.”

This internet text provides information about the team who conducted the research, gives more details about the study, provides the magnitude of the sample and clearly state the results. It also provides links to the paper and the web page of the journal where the paper appeared. More details and correct links make #4 more effective than #3.

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