Sharing happiness online is highly contagious

We at The Optimist are all about positive stories. And several recent studies suggest we are in line with most people’s wants: feeling and being happy. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found out that positive articles are shared more often than negative ones. Similar studies had previously concluded that 70% of our social media posts are of positive daily experiences. And that’s not all: happiness and positivity are highly contagious, according to the University of California, which also says that online community can help boost these emotions into a global scale. That’s very similar to what Tübingen University has also concluded. Researchers noticed that other people’s positive posts on Facebook trigger happiness in 64% of the people. We really can’t help cracking a smile after reading about all these positive experiences.

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Sharing happiness online is highly contagious

We at The Optimist are all about positive stories. And several recent studies suggest we are in line with most people’s wants: feeling and being happy. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found out that positive articles are shared more often than negative ones. Similar studies had previously concluded that 70% of our social media posts are of positive daily experiences. And that’s not all: happiness and positivity are highly contagious, according to the University of California, which also says that online community can help boost these emotions into a global scale. That’s very similar to what Tübingen University has also concluded. Researchers noticed that other people’s positive posts on Facebook trigger happiness in 64% of the people. We really can’t help cracking a smile after reading about all these positive experiences.

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