Study: Twitter is More Narcissistic Than Facebook

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New research links narcissism with the number of Tweets college students post and finds that Tweeting is the preferred social platform for narcissists. Researcher Shaun Davenport from High Point University and his colleagues found: “Although ‘conversations’ can occur using Twitter, the medium is designed for one-way interactions where users ‘tweet’ information to their contacts. These contacts are labelled as ‘followers’ in Twitter rather than the more egalitarian label of ‘friends’ in Facebook. Given that narcissists have an inflated self-view and engage in a variety of strategies aimed at bringing attention to themselves, features unique to Twitter may be more appealing to narcissists than those on sites such as Facebook.”

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