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How to be popular on Facebook?

You're on facebook. Your friends are on facebook. Your community store at the corner of the road is on facebook. Everyone's on facebook. So the question is, how do you get more popular on facebook?

Facebook reveals their secret to be popular on facebook.

Talk more about yourself, less about family, and be a bit negative. Instant Facebook popularity.

Facebook has mined some of their data and found that if you want your friends and their friends to like your status and become your friends, then you got to talk about music, sports, or type the word 'you'. :)

They analysed 1 million status updates posted in English to collate the data. Apparently, the more popular people are also less concerned about including their family in their updates, are less emotional, and have a different word usage than those with lower friend counts.

According to Facecook, "They write longer updates, and use more words referring to music and sports. More 'popular' people also talk less about their families, are less emotional overall, use fewer past tense and present tense verbs and words related to time." Quoted by Facebook.com

In addition, if you want people to notice your status updates, then use negative emotional updates because it receive more comments than positive ones. Facebook's blog post also said, "Younger people express more negative emotions (including anger) and swear more. They use more pronouns referring to oneself (“I”, “my”, etc.) and talk more about school. Older people write longer updates, use more prepositions and articles, and talk more about other people, including their family."

The time of the day also affected status updates. Negative word use increases as the day goes on, as positivity decreases. I presume this is a typical human behaviour because as the day passes, you tend to get more tired physically and emotionally and hence, positivity actually decreases.

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