Those Facebook rant statuses are probably just alienating people

Louis Dor
Sunday 31 January 2016 09:30
Science and Tech
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If you're about to write a short blog post on your Facebook wall about your issues of the day, you may want to rethink it - most people hate those rants.

A survey of over 10,000 people with a 50/50 gender split asked users what their social media habits and preferences were.

And it turns out 62 per cent of men and 67 per cent of women said that the worst type of post was a personal problem, even over political rants, baby pictures, selfies and food pictures.

Seventy-three per cent of women said they could stay away from social media for at longest between 30-60 days, compared to 60-90 days for 62 per cent of men.

Men, 65 per cent thereof, estimated that 60-80 per cent of their friends or followers were actual friends, compared to 40-60 per cent actual friends for 59 per cent of women.

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