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.

Reveals nothing about the article. Argument is essentially just stating a logical statement that almost forces you to agree. Can’t tell if it’s their thought or the research’s work.

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.”

Message unclear. Poor link choice, there’s no link to the study. Who’s saying the quote? There’s no analysis or thoughts by the author. What data set? There’s no proof.

 

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.”

Specific data not present or analyzed. Personal thoughts not present.

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.”

Some of the links in the full article contain poor choices as well. One link led to a researcher’s profile page at the university he taught. Not very helpful, would rather see the research. Source integration very well done though.

One thought on “Concept Experience #6”

  1. The link in #1 “contagious” is really bad! Did you check it? You are right in #2 — we have no idea who is “saying the quote!” This is not a strong integration of research.
    The “new study” link in #3 is not to the ACTUAL study. : (

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