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Facebook's 'dark side': study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism
Guardian UK ^ | March 17, 2012 | Damien Pearce

Posted on 03/21/2012 6:25:57 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist, confirming the conclusions of many social media sceptics.

People who score highly on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory questionnaire had more friends on Facebook, tagged themselves more often and updated their newsfeeds more regularly.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: facebook; narcissism
In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

Andy Warhol

1 posted on 03/21/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer; GeronL

In other news, people on Free Republic don’t give a damn what facebook has to say.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well duh. The internet is the attention whore’s best friend.


3 posted on 03/21/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (My jimmies remain unrustled.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I have 13,847,324 friends. Is that bad?


4 posted on 03/21/2012 6:39:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vince Ferrer

http://www.facebook.com/barackobama


5 posted on 03/21/2012 6:46:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Vince Ferrer

FB appears to be predominated by codependent narcissists (”I made meatballs for supper—yummy”) and voyeurs who seek TMI about their “friends”.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman
”I made meatballs for supper—yummy”

Hey, quit copying my status updates.

7 posted on 03/21/2012 6:48:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Not to mention that some of these status updates are a treasure trove for burglars, stalkers, and worse.


8 posted on 03/21/2012 6:51:46 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
This is funny to me. Here is what I posted on another thread yesterday (I won't post a link to it, I don't want to be narcis...narcis...nar...Like Obama):

Same here. My issue with Facebook, is that its filled with narcisstic tripe and blather.

(Waaaaah) My day sucks (read: please give me a pity party)

(Waaaaah) My job sucks (read: I'm a lazy slug who got talked harshly to by my boss, and I haven't grown up enough to deal with it like an adult)

Or

(Waaaaah) My job sucks (read: I'm a lazy slug Obama voter, that hates working for a living and am pissed that my Obamabucks haven't arrived yet)

YAAAAAAY!!!!! My daughter, Moon Unit just one the preliminary basket weaving competition in her Girl Scout troop. Next week she faces 3 more girls. If she wins that, she might qualify for district, then regionals, then area, then state semifinals, then state, then national regional, then national semi finals.
I wonder if basket weaving is an Olympic event? I'm sure my Moon Unit is good enough. (Read: I'm not now, or ever was good enough to accomplish anything, so I'm living vicariously through my children, that their successes will reflect on me. Please congratulate Me eerr...Moon Unit, on the great job I eerr...SHE did)

Most of this stuff would be fine within a conversation with a friend or a few friends. Instead, its posted for everybody (or at least 627 friends we have...most who are just people we "know" through sombody else) At this point, its not about communicating with FRIENDS, its about shouting to the world "look at me" and wanting the world to shout back "we see you", all under the guise of "friends".

Speaking of "friends", all these friend requests that people get, from people they barely know (or don't know), I think most of these are just to RACK UP the friend count.
"Hey look at ALL the FRIENDS I have."
"I must be popular."
"People must love me."
"Are you impressed with all the friends I have?"..."Don't you want to be my friend to?"
(read: Then your friends can become my friends, and my friends your friends...and then we'll be SuperCool...Yaaaay, Us"

9 posted on 03/21/2012 6:53:51 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: EEGator

How many of them would send you a buck?


10 posted on 03/21/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mnehring

Ugh! I have a niece who posts exactly that kind of stuff. Every little scrap of piffle that occurs during her mundane day gets posted. I’m almost expecting her to wax rhapsodically about her latest bowel movement.


11 posted on 03/21/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: GeronL

About 15.


12 posted on 03/21/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

lol.

Much better % than mine.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 6:57:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EEGator
I have 13,847,324 friends. Is that bad?

If you ever get confused about how many friends you have, post that you are stuck in the rain with a flat tire outside of town. The two people that show up to help are your friends. The other 13,847,322 are not.

14 posted on 03/21/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: GeronL

I do charge 25% interest, compounded daily.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Inspectorette

Ode to my bowel!

An epic poem!


16 posted on 03/21/2012 6:59:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Inspectorette
Ugh! I have a niece who posts exactly that kind of stuff. Every little scrap of piffle that occurs during her mundane day gets posted. I’m almost expecting her to wax rhapsodically about her latest bowel movement.

I have actually seen someone take a picture of their lunch with their phone in order to post the picture on FaceBook.

17 posted on 03/21/2012 7:00:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

That is true, and I know who they are. Seriously about 95% of the crap people post is so stupid. Every time I log on, I wonder why I just logged on.(maybe to procrastinate schoolwork)


18 posted on 03/21/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GeronL

Didn’t I see you post that on FB yesterday?


19 posted on 03/21/2012 7:02:08 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I might actually write it someday. lol. Sounds like it might be a good one.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 7:05:03 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I only did that once! Cuz there was a story to go with it.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vince Ferrer
http://www.lolwithme.org/wp-content/uploads/DumbPosesGirlsDo.jpg

That's All I have too say!

Facebook is a symptom of a culture gone mad with being famous ang getting into each others business, even MY friends wonder why I don't post "Just got done eating my cereal, U eva wonda how they get the flakes into those shapes!?!? LOL!"

I just don't get it.

22 posted on 03/21/2012 7:14:23 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: GeronL

I once had a friend post that I obviously wasn’t addicted to Facebook. I found his comment 4 months later. Actually a compliment.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by healy61
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To: GeronL

“Ode to my bowel!

An epic poem!”

Will it have a bold
start and
a satisfying ending?


24 posted on 03/21/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: healy61

I do have a Twitter account but I never use it.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 7:25:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

and lots of huffing and puffing before the splash!


26 posted on 03/21/2012 7:27:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The baby boomer tag line: “Hey man - let’s talk about ME!”


27 posted on 03/21/2012 7:27:31 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Vince Ferrer

Anybody here remember when C.B. radio was the hot thing to have. It devolved into mindless drivel.

The “Facebook” of its day.


28 posted on 03/21/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
"Ode to my bowel" has already been written and published:

Page 3:

www.groups.nacc.org.uk/newsletters/group021/Newsletter_Summer_20091.pdf

29 posted on 03/21/2012 7:34:54 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Graybeard58

That’s a big 10-4, good buddy.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 7:36:32 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I guess I shouldn't be so mocking: I log on to FB every morning to see how my daughter and her family in Germany are doing. With the nine-hour time difference, it's sometimes hard to coordinate by phone.

Also, my beloved grandson is currently in Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB. The Air Force has a FB page where they keep families informed as to visiting procedures for graduation, and they post pictures of the training Flights so you can see your Airman. So much more info than when my daughter was in BMT at Lackland.

31 posted on 03/21/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Vince Ferrer

Lord, save us from “social scientists” and their mountains of horse manure.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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