14 Aug '11, 3am

Are you a Facebook show-off?

Are you a Facebook show-off?

New Straits Times Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 By Chandra Devi Renganayar This comes from Baroness Greenfield, a professor of pharmacology at Oxford University who said: "The Facebook/Twitter generation are attention seekers with a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives, have identity crises and short attention spans". She said some Facebook users felt the need to be "mini celebrities" who were watched and admired by others on a daily basis. Is it fair to assume that social networking site users (more than 750 million on Facebook and 200 million on Twitter) are self-obsessed people? It really depends on the motivation of the individual, said Dr Adrian Budiman (right), a senior lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia who has conducted research on virtual communities. "The silent majority are moderate users who may use it simply as an extension to their real life commun...

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