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Facebook Isn't Actually Flooded With Baby Photos . . . It's Just Your Imagination


One of the most common complaints about Facebook is that it's been hijacked by people posting endless photos of their BABIES.  But it's all in your head.
 
Meredith Morris is a computer scientist at Microsoft Research . . . and she decided to study just how much new mothers actually post on Facebook. 
 
She found that when a baby is born, the new mother makes HALF as many posts as she made before her baby was born.  And when she DOES post, less than 30% of her posts mention the baby.
 
So why do we think Facebook has been overtaken by babies?  There are two theories.
 
One is that we're more likely to "like" a post about a friend's baby . . . so Facebook's algorithm ranks the post as being important and has it appear in more people's news feeds.
 
The other theory is that since you FEEL like there are so many baby posts on Facebook, every time you see one you use it as evidence . . . meanwhile you're ignoring all the times you go on Facebook and DON'T see baby photos.  
 
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