Why Facebook Posts Are More Memorable Than Other Online Writing

Why Facebook Posts Are More Memorable Than Other Online Writing
technology

A study conducted by Warwick University sheds light on how human memories prefer short, natural snippets over polished content.

Kyana Gordon
  • 12 february 2013

According to a new study conducted by Warwick University, human memory has a stronger affinity to Facebook-style posts than human faces or book exercepts. Published in Memory & Cognition, the research paper titled, Major Memory for Microblogs outlines how human memory prefers online stream of consciousness writing over the polished form in edited work. In detail, the resulting research compares memory retention of Facebook updates to book excerpts and faces.

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