Why are social media sites so popular? Power, elation, creativity… |

power-elation-creativityEmily Pronin of Princeton University and Harvard University’s Daniel Wegner identified the following:

(straight from Wikipedia) “a link between the short bursts of activity that microblogging frequently involves and feelings of elation, power and creativity, have been cited as a possible reason for the rapid growth of microblogging..”

What is micro blogging? (Wikipedia again) “Micro blogging is a form of multimedia blogging that allows users to send brief text updates or micromedia such as photos or audio clips and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, digital audio or the web.”

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