While social media may claim to increase social communication, it actually does the opposite. Plus, it reduces your attention span to such a degree that you cannot concentrate on anything for more than a few minutes. The rest is like this:
1. You love to read lists instead of essays.
Long articles, however meaningful, are rarely read by people on social media because of short attention span. This is why people want to gather all information from points in a list. You’ll probably do the same here, too.
2. You may not have read the content before commenting.
Title and the picture triggers interaction. People on social networks have very low attention span and the patience to read a story.
3. Personal experience, even if flawed, attracts more attention than scientific fact.
Experiences or beliefs, particularly negative ones, of others are accepted as truth by all. It is immaterial whether or not those experiences have any scientific explanation. The polio campaign in India struggled a lot because of this.
8. If you say “do your research”, it means you yourself have not done any.
Someone who is open to learn and teach will absorb any new information. Even if they reject a view, they’ll do so with credible facts. Those who simply tell you to “do your research” have no inclination to read.
This is the eternal truth of the Internet. Even if there is no relation of the article to that sexy picture of Sunny Leone, it would be clicked on by many. (Maybe you, too, arrived here because of that. See what I mean?)