Report: Meaningless Facebook Comments Are Cornerstone Of Useful Networks

You might say that you don't care whether your friend Sally checked into the bar tonight, or that your friend John commented on a photo of you, or that your friend Mark posted a super clever comment about your status update, but these seemingly worthless interactions are important for our social relationships.

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You might say that you don’t care whether your friend Sally checked into the bar tonight, or that your friend John commented on a photo of you, or that your friend Mark posted a super clever comment about your status update, but these seemingly worthless interactions are important for our social relationships according to a new report from the National IT User Center at Uppsala University.

Doctoral Candidate Håkan Selg of Uppsala University (in Sweden) compiled a report showing that the meaningless comments and updates from and to your Facebook “friends” are actually the cornerstone of highly...

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