Sunday, July 17, 2016

A giant asteroid could wipe out the Earth next week...

Have you seen the silly social media postings about marijuana having alien DNA and a giant asteroid possibly wiping out the earth next week? Did you actually believe them? Did you read them? Or did you just click share without even reading what you were sharing first?


A group of computer scientists at Columbia University and the French National Institute looked into a dataset of over 2.8 million online news articles that were shared via Twitter. The study found that up to 59 percent of links shared on Twitter have never actually been clicked by that person’s followers, suggesting that social media users are more into sharing content than actually clicking on and reading it.

It's big news, set to shock, amaze, and entertain the world.

But unfortunately, it's got nothing to do with extraterrestrial stoners melding with Earth's plants.

However, since you're now reading, you'll almost certainly be interested in this research that looked into the clicking and sharing behaviors of social media users reading content (or not) and then sharing it on social media.

Click here for the rest of the article!

No comments:

Post a Comment