Which of the three main social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) makes people more likely to make new friends?
We have all heard the mantra, “make friends make friends.”
However, the question is, which social networks make people more willing to make the effort to befriend others?
This study suggests that making new friends on Facebook and Instagram is the most effective way to get to know new people.
The research showed that people who had made at least one friend on Facebook were more likely than those who hadn’t to make their first real social connection with another person.
They were also more likely in general to be willing to talk with strangers about things like work and life and even to ask for advice.
The researchers suggest that if you’re looking for a way to socialise, make friends make friend.
However, this method isn’t ideal for all social networking types.
Some people prefer the more informal approach of simply messaging or chatting to make more connections.
A second study by researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia also found that Facebook was the most popular way for people to make contacts, although the researchers note that people are more likely when they have already made a few.
“The finding that social networks are preferred when making new friendships and are most effective for new friends in general is in line with previous findings suggesting that social networking is more effective when the networks are small and informal,” lead researcher Joanne Dyer-Jones said in a press release.
“While the study does not show that making a friend is more likely with a small group of friends, it does suggest that this may be the case.
It may be that smaller groups of friends are easier to get a hold of, as they have fewer restrictions.”
Source: ABC News article Facebook and Twitter make you more likely: Study reveals the importance of making friends, not just on Facebook.
The new study by Dyer Jones, Sarah O’Leary, and Christopher Wootton, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, looked at how people make new friendships online.
They found that people made more friends on social networking websites when they were “liking” or “liked” people, but were less likely to connect with others when they shared their interests and views.
“We found that, in addition to liking, liking is also an important factor in making new social connections,” Dyer said.
“Facebook’s recommendation to create new friendships with friends is likely to be influenced by its recommendation to promote a shared interest with people you are interested in.
This may explain why Facebook does not recommend creating new social links as a primary source of new friendships.”
Facebook recommends that people “like” and “like”, but the researchers found that “likes” were the most influential factor.
The study also found people were more interested in people they knew on Facebook than those they didn’t.
“This finding is important because it suggests that Facebook’s recommendation that people ‘like’ and ‘like’, and not ‘like and like’, is most likely to influence how people connect,” the researchers concluded.
“However, it is important to remember that this relationship does not imply that people actually make friends with other people.
Rather, it indicates that people do make friends and that this can be a useful and valuable way to meet new people.”
Facebook also recommends making new connections by making a new “like” on the site.
However the researchers pointed out that it is possible that people on the other side of a “likable” interaction may be more interested and willing to engage in socialising.
However people were still less likely when the two people shared their own interests and interests than when they did not.
“In contrast to our findings, there was no relationship between liking on the Facebook site and how likely people were to make a new social connection,” the study found.
Source : ABC News (AU) article Facebook makes you more interested: Facebook’s new recommendations are important, but don’t be scared to try the new tool. “
If a person is interested in making a relationship with someone on Facebook, this may help to reduce the potential for social isolation.”
Source : ABC News (AU) article Facebook makes you more interested: Facebook’s new recommendations are important, but don’t be scared to try the new tool.
Facebook users are more inclined to make “loves” on other social networks than they are on its own, so a new tool like the “Loves” tool can be beneficial.
Users are asked to rate how likely they are to make and maintain relationships with other users, so it’s possible that the Loves tool will help people who don’t use Facebook at all to connect more directly with people who do.
Facebook recommends making a “like”.
However, it also recommends that you “like, like, like”.
“Like and like, is the main tool that Facebook uses to encourage you to make connections with other members of your network,” the authors said