An analysis of Facebook users’ news feed, and their engagement with the site, suggests that Facebook is contributing to a global rise in “online cognitive capacity” and making us “aware of the world around us more”.
The new research, which was published on Monday, was based on a survey of 7,600 people, with respondents provided with information on their moods, their Facebook likes and comments, and a range of other factors.
The results, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, show that the online environment has increased the amount of information we have access to about ourselves, the environment and the world, with an average of 2.2 million new words added to the online lexicon each day.
“The world is getting more complex,” said lead author Dr John O’Sullivan, a psychologist at the University of Edinburgh.
“We are interacting with more people every day.
The internet is becoming a tool for people to interact with more.
It’s making us more aware of the global environment around us.”
The findings come at a time when people are increasingly aware of their online privacy, and concern that social media platforms are being used for nefarious purposes, like promoting political views.
The research also suggests that the increased availability of information online is not only increasing our cognitive ability, but also our “online awareness” of the information.
The researchers used data from a study by the University Of Cambridge, which has shown that people who use Facebook are more likely to share and “share” their information.
In addition, Facebook users who had high levels of interest in their news feeds, including “likes”, “posts” and “photos” were also more likely than non-Facebook users to share information, including information that was “featured”.
The study found that people with more information online were more likely, for example, to report being on a social network, and more likely “to have a positive attitude to the environment”.
Facebook was a strong predictor of the presence of “positive attitudes” about the environment, as well as how much interest people had in other people’s profiles, the researchers found.
However, the research did not prove that the increasing amount of online information is being used to promote political views, or that it is a cause of increased cognitive capacity.
“People use Facebook to engage in the kind of behaviours we all aspire to in a social environment, which are the same things that lead to higher levels of cognitive capacity,” said Dr O’Neill.
“Facebook is a fantastic tool for sharing information, but it should not be used to encourage people to promote views they might not like.” “
The research was funded by the UK Research Council, the European Commission, the Social Networking Centre, and the University Research Fund.”
Facebook is a fantastic tool for sharing information, but it should not be used to encourage people to promote views they might not like.”
The research was funded by the UK Research Council, the European Commission, the Social Networking Centre, and the University Research Fund.