Newspapers, news channels, and other platforms that used to be the only source of getting information have now somewhat gone to the back end, and other forms or I might say digital platforms coming into the limelight.
I am not saying in any way that newspapers are not important but what I am implying here is that the digital world is more liked and it is liked for some genuine reasons.
Convenience is the one thing that makes the digital world better than the physical world. Even the news channels are focusing on their presence on social media platforms.
Have you ever noticed that there are a few people who post way too much on Facebook? Or maybe that way too much is what we think and posting that often is a normal thing for them. Are you one of them too?
There are several kinds of people around. Some of them like to post more and some of them like to keep their things to themselves. Though both sides think they are right with what they are doing; posting often and not that often, we are no one to judge.
People think differently and act differently. Their doings have some psychological reasons for sure but still judging anyone is not appropriate.
However, we can discuss the behaviors we notice around us. This article is a detailed discussion of people who post everything on Facebook. If you have come so far, scroll a little further. Trust me, you will not be regretting it.
Why Do Some People Post Everything on Facebook?
Facebook is not only an application anymore. It is kind of an addiction, you just cannot have enough of it.
People literally use Facebook before shutting their eyes at night and checking it first thing in the morning. I know this because I am one of those people.
The United States of America alone has 258,400,000 users in that particular region. Imagine how many users this application must have throughout the world. The users are many and the popularity is undefined to some extent.
The people who post everything on social media argue that they love sharing their happiness and sadness with the people they love. Others may disagree but this thought makes sense.
Check out the following data to know the top five countries with the maximum number of Facebook users.
|Countries||Number of Users|
|United States of America||258,400,000|
What is the Psychology Behind Posting on Facebook?
Basically, people who post more on Facebook like the world to know what their interests are and how these people perceive the world. These people might be misunderstood as attention-seeking individuals but we must not be so harsh on anyone, right?
If someone likes to post more than others, let them be. Don’t we all know someone who is an extrovert? Perceive the people posting every happening of their life on Facebook as extroverts.
However, it is not entirely true. Introverts who do not speak much in real life and have loads to say have a great chance of saying it all through Facebook.
Moreover, social media has a way of getting into our minds and frequent posting can make this thing happen. When a large number of people are watching something more often, it is likely they will think of that thing whenever they get a hunt for that particular thing.
Imagine Pepsi being shown to you on Facebook in different ways. You see it in advertisements, influencers are talking about it, and now the topic has become so hot that the content related to the product is getting viral.
Now when you will go out to the grocery store and reaching out for a soda, it is highly likely that you are going to think of all those things you have seen on social media regarding Pepsi and the chances for you to buy this product are more than ever before.
Businesses know the mentality of people and they use these strategies to increase the lead.
Why do people feel the need to post everything they do on Facebook?
Sharing what is happening in one’s life on Facebook has become somewhat of a norm. Nobody is there to decide if the doing is correct or incorrect.
People feel the need to post everything they do on Facebook because sometimes they are seeking the validation of others and sometimes they are just seeking attention.
Our presence online says what our state of mind is offline. It is a known fact that whatever we are doing online is linked to what we think when we are offline.
Generally, people with depression, anxiety, narcissism, and low self-confidence are associated with more posting on Facebook as they have no one to share their thoughts with. And if you ask me, I find this more beneficial than something that needs to be criticized. Don’t you think so?
I believe if a person can feel better after posting a few posts a day so why not? Yes, the content that has been posted must be appropriate too. It should be harmless to society as a whole.
Facebook Posts vs. Instagram Posts
Every social media platform is almost the same but with a little variation in its audience. Facebook and Instagram both are popular social media channels that are flooded with people, businesses, and regular posts.
One thing that makes them different from each other is the content style (somewhat).
Facebook is detail-oriented while Instagram is beauty-oriented. The people who come to Facebook are looking for detailed information and people using Instagram are mostly following public figures that are showing the beauty of their world.
Both platforms have regular users and posters no matter how different the content they are seeking and the mentality of both the audience is alike to an extent.
See the difference between Facebook and Instagram posts to understand their audience and posters.
In this article, we have learned:
- Facebook is an important source of getting information about people around you, even if they are miles apart. This social media channel helps build community and maintain connections.
- Some people like to keep things private while there are others like the world to know what is happening in their life and what they are thinking.
- Frequent sharing on Facebook is associated with anxiety and depression but it is not something definite. People are different due to different personalities and backgrounds and a single measure cannot define them.
- Facebook and Instagram are two different sites that attract different audiences but the reason for posting for both platforms is the same. Sharing thoughts and grabbing attention.
- Just like ordinary people, businesses also post that content has shared interests with the audience.