When you were a kid, you realized you are different. You are special. It’s okay, we all think that way. But there is something we do all have in common.
The average human living in social media and blogosphere has a feeling that almost all their friends, followers and fellow bloggers are way more popular than they are. Have you noticed that? Your friends have more followers, views, likes and funny pictures than you do. But is there any scientific reason for this phenomenon?
Yes, there is.
Scientists turned their measuring instruments towards our beloved Facebooks, Twitters and other Instagrams. As a result, they found out that the mysterious paradox ‘everyone-else-is-more-popular-than-me’ is just another law of hierarchy (or evolution if you like). People tend to follow those who are more popular than themselves or at least as popular as they are. In other words, we are far more likely to follow up🔝, rather than down.
The hierarchical nature of social media makes us act this way.
So, the next time you think that life is not fair, the world is a cruel place, and you are not as liked as others, don’t even think about it! It’s just how online social connections work.
#thisishierarchygirl #foodchain #harderbettermorepopular
*Find hidden product placement in the picture.