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Studies show Good News spreads faster than Bad News on social media

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Smiles are contagious, especially on social media.  Psychologists and neuroscientists have discovered that Good News spreads the fastest by scanning people's brains and monitoring their emails and social media posts.

"...when you share a story with your friends and peers, you care a lot more how they react. You don’t want them to think of you as a Debbie Downer.”, says Jonah Berger, an assistant professor of marketing and social psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania.

Berger studied The New York Times' website to see which articles were shared the most.  He discovered that scientific, exciting, and funny articles were shared much more than devastating or negative articles.

In his new book "Contagious: Why Things Catch On", he describes how positive articles get shared the most!

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