Mar 212014

Feeling down? Happy? Angry? No matter how you’re feeling, you can now blame it on your friends’ most recent Facebook posts.

Emotions can spread via Facebook, according to a new study that finds that positive posts beget positive posts. Negative emotions spread, too, but happiness and cheer seem more likely to go viral.

A new study published on March 12 in the journal PLOS ONE discovered that emotions can spread via Facebook. While positive Facebook posts tend to generate other positive posts, negative posts tend to generate negative ones. But here’s the good news: Positive posts tend to be more “contagious” than the negative variety.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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