People use social networking sites to boast to their friends, collect as much of a liking as they can and have a good reputation. But striving to win recognition in the eyes of others, sometimes deliberately pass the truth and color their lives.
A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab shows that one in ten people would be willing to bend the truth on social networking sites so that more people like her posts. The study also shows that during such hunts, men are more likely than women to reveal themselves.
To attract attention and provide for a large number of likes, about one in ten (12%) pretend to be somewhere or do something that is not entirely consistent with reality. The survey shows that men are more concerned about the likes they get on social networks than women, and that chasing more and more thumbs up are more likely than women to disclose something that is confidential or may embarrass their co-workers, friends or employers.
Men are also more worried when they do not get as many likes, as they count – 24% fear that if few people appreciate their posts, friends will think they are not enjoying social popularity. For women, such concerns are 17%. 29% of men also admitted that they felt depressed if their posts were not liked by an important person.