Every action their friends take is a potential newsfeed story.Facebook calls these actions "Edges." That means whenever a friend posts a status update, comments on another status update, tags a photo, joins a fan page, or RSVP's to an event it generates an "Edge," and a story about that Edge might show up in the user's personal newsfeed."We got the idea to conduct this study during a coffee-break sharing random stories about what friends had posted on Facebook," psychology researcher Fenne große Deters, of the Universitat Berlin, told Live Science in an email."Wondering why posting status updates is so popular, we thought that it would be thrilling to study this new form of communication empirically." Deters and her colleague recruited about 100 undergraduates (all Facebook users) at the University of Arizona.Rather, I must emphasize that they are purely guidelines to enhance our social interactions and experience with Facebook.
As much as you may have exhibitionistic tendencies and wants everyone to know your most intimate secrets, others may not share the same inclination.
Your friends might not take it too kindly when you post what they did last night at your house party, or any other stuff which are understood to be kept between your closest friends.
The fact is that most of their Facebook friends will hear about it in such a public platform.
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