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Study: Nearly 40% of Americans Hate Your Vacation Pics and Would Unfollow Social Media Braggers

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You know that friend who always seems to be traveling? His latest Facebook album somehow included photos from both Europe and national parks in the American West. His Instagram is littered with exotic selfies and beer-with-a-view shots — don’t even get us started on his Snapchats. He thinks he’s #blessed, but he’s more on the #basic side. We all have a handful of these, and we secretly want them off our feeds.

A study of social media habits conducted by research firm YouGov shows that social media bragging can lead to a loss of friends on social networks. In fact, nearly 40 percent of Americans would consider unfollowing or blocking someone who posts too many boastful vacation photos. Read More

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Your Addiction to Facebook Is All Your Brain’s Fault

Lock it up. (Photo: Smedio)

Blame your constant craving of likes, shares and comments on the thirsty section of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.

German scientists discovered that the appetite for improving your reputation on Facebook and how you use the social networking site is linked to a reward center in the brain — the same section that also craves more desirable things like booze, sex and financial gain. Read More