Humans almost instantly create impressions of strangers; similarly happens with the world of internet and in this case, the social network Facebook. Thanks to a recent study we now know that the more popular you are the more attractive you are the social network, resulting in a cause-effect relationship very clear. The results will be published in the journal Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
In reaching this conclusion the researcher Scott Graham, Division of Psychology, University of the West of Scotland in Paisley (UK), conducted a study with 600 Facebook profiles of those existing random data were extracted to create new profiles, false in this case, replacing the pictures of people with pretty attractive subject of a limited appeal and altering the number of friends he had. They were then asked the 102 study participants to rate the physical attractiveness and social profiles generated.
Being popular on Facebook makes you more attractive
The results showed that neither gender nor the gender of the participant profile was affected by the outcome of the analysis. The conclusion was that the study participants rated as more attractive, more extroverted, more accessible and generating them more confidence, all those profiles that had a huge number of friends.
Despite the limitations of the experiment, a study shows quite clearly that people from a set of impressions on strangers based on relatively small signals, like they do in real life and in the case of Facebook, The amount seems to be a priority.