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Social sites like Facebook can spread moods: study

Mar 13, 2014, 5:46 AM EDT
General view of atmosphere at the Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ @ SXSW - Day 1 on March 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
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A study by researchers at the University of California, Yale, and Facebook has found that moods can spread virally through social media sites such as Facebook. Using data from millions of Facebook users, the researchers examined the impact of rainy days. They found that for every one person directly affected by rain, one to two others would also feel the impact.
Background:
Study: Social networks like Facebook can spread moods [BBC]
On Facebook, good (and bad) moods are infectious [CNET]

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