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For example, research presented last year at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) showed how the site offers a dangerous medium for social comparison.
Businesses should still refer to our Page publishing tips and best practices.
But for people with just a few Facebook friends, viewing status updates wasn't a problem. 13 issue of the journal Nature, found such Facebook friends can influence real-life actions of one another.
In that study, one "get out the vote" message sent to 61 million Facebook users on Election Day 2010 led to 340,000 people casting ballots when they otherwise would not have.
We dug further into the data to better understand this feedback.
What we discovered is that a lot of the content people see as too promotional is posts from Pages they like, rather than ads.
Scientists have found what compels people to constantly update their Facebook status.