The Least Shareable Words on Facebook

Continuing my series of Facebook data, here’s the flip side to last week’s post on the most shareable words on Facebook.

What I found was that techie and social-media dork favorite topics like Twitter, Google, and the iPhone aren’t very popular with the mainstream Facebook audience. These topics might be hot with the bleeding-edge Twitter crowd, but when you’re targeting the much larger Facebook audience, lay off the trendy web geek stuff.

If you want to know more about my dataset and methods, read this.

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The Most Facebook-Shareable Words

It’s another Facebook sharing data post.

I analyzed the words that occurred most often in titles in my dataset and their effect on Facebook sharing and found a set of “highly shareable” words.

What I found was that list-based superlatives like “best” and “most” work pretty well on Facebook and that contain that explains something “why” and “how” also does.

If you want to know more about my dataset and methods, read this.

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Data Shows: On Facebook, Sex Sells

As promised here’s another post in my Facebook sharing data series.

This time, I applied the two linguistic algorithms (RID and LIWC) that power TweetPsych to my Facebook sharing data set and found an interesting, if not entirely surprising phenomenon.

Articles in my dataset that include sexual references in their titles, are shared on Facebook far more than the average story. Additionally, positivity is more shared than negativity. If you want to your blog post or article shared on Facebook, it’s a trying writing (positively) about sex.

If you’re curious about my methodology and dataset, read this page.

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