Isn’t this kind of the point of social media?


You know those people who are always posting deep thoughts on Twitter and dumb jokes, pet photos, and the mind-numbing minutiae of their daily lives on Facebook? If a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan is to be believed, oversharing is the least of their problems. Published in Computers in Human Behaviorthe paper found that college students who post relatively frequently on Twitter are more narcissistic than their peers who post less often. In contrast, adults with certain narcissistic tendencies favor Facebook as the virtual venue of choice for their humble brags.

Why the disconnect? “Middle-aged adults usually have already formed their social selves, and they use social media to gain approval from those who are already in their social circles,” said Eliot Panek, one of the study’s authors, in a press release. College students, by contrast, are “trying to broaden their social…

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