Social media paradox or just another evolution law?

Hmm. Does a “caste system” exist in Social Media?

Marta Frant

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When you were a kid, you realized you are different. You are special. It’s okay, we all think that way. But there is something we do all have in common.

The average human living in social media and blogosphere has a feeling that almost all their friends, followers and fellow bloggers are way more popular than they are. Have you noticed that? Your friends have more followers, views, likes and funny pictures than you do. But is there any scientific reason for this phenomenon?

Yes, there is.

Scientists turned their measuring instruments towards our beloved Facebooks, Twitters and other Instagrams. As a result, they found out that the mysterious paradox ‘everyone-else-is-more-popular-than-me’ is just another law of hierarchy (or evolution if you like). People tend to follow those who are more popular than themselves or at least as popular as they are. In other words, we are far more likely to…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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