The personality of popular Facebook users

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The personality of popular Facebook users
Authors: Daniele Quercia, Renaud Lambiotte, David Stillwell, Michal Kosinski, Jon Crowcroft
Citation: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work  : 955-964. 2012
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Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Meeting: CSCW '12
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DOI: 10.1145/2145204.2145346.
Link(s): http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~dq209/publications/quercia12personality.pdf
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The personality of popular Facebook users is a study on Facebook users and their personality.

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[edit] Method

The personality of Facebook users was collected with the myPersonality Facebook application. The used the Big Five personality traits and self-monitoring.

[edit] Data

The sample was of 172'952 Facebook users from the United States of America. For the correlation with self-monitoring only 2'165 users were considered.

[edit] Results

The number of Facebook friends (the logarithm of that number) correlated the most with the personality dimention extraversion (r=0.2) and also slightly negatively with neuroticism (r=-0.068). The number of Facebook friends also correlated negatively with age.

With the analysis of the data set from 2'165 Facebook users self-monitoring also showed correlation with the logarithm of the number of Facebook friends. However, with extraversion as a co-variate in a linear model the effect disappeared.

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