23 September 2008

Jezebel: Facebook Narcissism

Facebook: Bet You Think This Post Is About You:
"Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that the number of Facebook friends and wallposts that individuals have on their profile pages correlates with narcissism. In other words: How you behave online — with numerous yet shallow relationships — is often consistent with how you behave in real life."
First, this post from yesterday stuck with me - as in, "Bet you think this song is about you" catchy tune stuck with me.

I don't think about how I use Facebook too much - but I do know that I don't have a plethora of friends or contacts on that or MySpace or LinkedIn. But I do share items and update a bit on Facebook more than the others.

Social networks may be about the way you present yourself but it also is a wealth of information for a stalker-azzi type. I am NOSY and I admit it. I'll add people from my high school or whatever to find out what they're up to and feel connected, but also because I am interested in the details of what everyone is doing. It's a small-town mindset. Can I blame it on that?

Regardless - I think the UGA study is worth a look...or not.