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Study: Facebook Posts Affect Your Mood

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SAN DIEGO, Ca. -- Have you been on Facebook? How are you feeling?
A new study by UC San Diego found negative posts spawn negativity. The study also shows that positive posts promote positivity.

The study attempts to prove that emotions spread online. It even says the positive posts are the more contagious. A billion anonymous status updates among more than 100 million users of Facebook in the United States between 2009 and 2012.

Another result is that rainy weather increases negative posts. Researchers say widespread implications can be created when factors, such as weather, shift the balance of happy and unhappy people.

Do you agree?

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