We’ve all done it. Spending more time than we should optimizing our social media post to receive the most “likes”. Getting a like on social media is a cheap way of making us feel good. We feel well-liked. (pun not intended) We feel validated. We feel rewarded. It’s human nature to want these feelings, but social media gratification is anything but human.

Recent studies have shown that people are starting to care more about being liked online, rather than liked by the real people around them. The infographic below delves into some of the statistics of a revealing survey of 1,600 individuals. Have you experienced any of these things personally when using social media?

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Source: VitalSmarts

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