Facebook Trumps Faces

by Heather Keroes

Are you good at remembering faces, but perhaps not so good at remembering names?  You may eventually change your tune to “I’m good at remembering Facebook posts, but not so great with faces.”

According to research recently reported in the journal Memory and Cognition, Facebook status updates are two-and-a-half times more memorable than the faces of strangers.  The experiments conducted suggested that memory of Facebook posts is enhanced due to Facebook’s “social elaboration.”  Facebook posts were also found to be more memorable than lines from books.

Read more here.  Hopefully, you’ll remember it.

2 Responses to Facebook Trumps Faces

  1. Kerry Martin says:

    Lines from books,yes. Lines from Seinfeld episodes?? I don’t think so.

    My friends are not that witty. 🙂

  2. Heather Keroes says:

    This study definitely did not include Seinfeld!

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