Is Social Media Different?

In a Huffington Post article by Arianna Huffington, which contrasts social media from mainstream media, she argues for the importance — and popularity — of positive news. Huffington draws in part on recent work published in the New York Times, suggesting that positive stories are more likely to be shared on social networks. This trend in sharing, she suggests, provides evidence that the “if it bleeds, it leads” approach to gaining audiences is misguided. News readers, she argues, want more positive news content.

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