Facebook Moms

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

“My girl’s smarter than yours.” LIKE?

Dr. Pamela Rutledge‘s insight:

Every parent and grandparent brags.  We can’t help it.  And Facebook feels so personal that we often don’t consider the extent of the reach. Social comparison–both up and down–is a normal human behavior with evolutionary roots.  Technology  has changed the effective boundaries of what is public and private.  But we have a new cognitive bias when it comes to sharing information.  Seeing our friend’s faces on our social networks makes it feel more private than it really is.  Common sense (and an understanding of how networks spread information)  hasn’t quite caught up, so it’s time to pay attention.  

See on mag.newsweek.com


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