Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is used more for spreading good news, according to a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. The study concluded that the bad news is conveyed through other intrusive medium such as telephone.
Twitter used for good news
Media such as Twitter and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) were used 70% of times. Micro-blogging site, Twitter was used by the respondents, when they wanted to share some positive news and good events as it can be operated easily from smartphone and are non-intrusive such that the partner does not have to respond immediately.
Till now, all the research about social sharing or conveying about life events to others was usually done through face to face interactions. This study tried to dig into the consequences, when people share through a new media.
Author Catalina Toma, an assistant professor of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison said that social sharing is very extensive.
“It’s almost like the event is not even real until you tell somebody,” Toma said.
Graduate students Mina Choi and Toma conducted the research testing 300 under-graduates students at UW-Madison. Participants were advised to maintain a personal diary and keep track of the emotions they shared, where they shared and what they felt after sharing their feeling.
Social Sites make people jealous
Recently, a study revealed that users feel inadequate while using Facebook and Twitter for their lives and achievements. The research concluded that 62% of Twitter and Facebook users started developing a sense that their achievements were inadequate, when compared to the posts of others while 60% of users grew jealous over other users.
Debbie Bines, head of challenge events at Scope, says that social media is one of the best ways to stay connected with friends, discuss and learn new things as well as one of the biggest source to post pictures.
“But when things get out of balance and we start comparing ourselves to others, or feeling irritated, jealous or even ugly, it’s got to be time to take a break.”
Adam Smith, who recognizes himself as an addict, is an ardent user of Twitter, an online tutor, a productive, a revered instagrammer, a high-scoring Snapchatter, a chatty WhatsApper, no stranger to Google hangout and an ambitious Storifier. He said that he did not know when it happened, but want to get rid of it.