Born To Be Liked: Living on Facebook [Kindle Edition] - Free
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Born To Be Liked: Living on Facebook [Kindle Edition] - Free

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Found 17th Jul 2014
Born To Be Liked is the first book that, with a blend of humour and science, uncovers what we (really) do on Facebook and why we do it.
We spend 40% of our conversation talking about ourselves, but when we are on social media the figure rises to a staggering 80%. In theory, Facebook helps us to stay connected to our friends. In reality, the reasons why hundreds of millions of people log in every day are more interesting than that.
From the SOC (Soap Opera Character) to the Check-in-oholic, from the Hoax Plugger to the Compulsive Selfies Poster, everyone on Facebook has their own pattern of furtive habits and behaviours.
With a good dose of irony and the help of university researchers and hard-core Facebook users, Alex Oriani, London-based journalist and writer, analyses what we (really) do on Facebook and why we do it.

NOTE: The book is free on amazon for July 18 & 19, and 21-22 only.

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Could make an interesting read, thanks for posting

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I've read it and it's very much worth the time - there aren't a lot of publications looking at this area actually, surprisingly few I think.

davocc

I've read it and it's very much worth the time - there aren't a lot of … I've read it and it's very much worth the time - there aren't a lot of publications looking at this area actually, surprisingly few I think.


One such is -- Focus: Is Facebook Bad For Us? a Kindle book which I would recommend. It was free when I got it but is now 77p.

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pasheast

One such is -- Focus: Is Facebook Bad For Us? a Kindle book which I would … One such is -- Focus: Is Facebook Bad For Us? a Kindle book which I would recommend. It was free when I got it but is now 77p.



Thanks pasheast - will have a look out for that, haven't seen this one before. Similar context to this one?

It's a serious look at the effect Facebook usage has on our life outside of the online social life. Not on mine though -- I foreswear it! X)
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