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Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 13th 2013, 04:20 AM

Now generally I do not care. It's not like I am sitting around dwelling why I am not the most popular person on facebook. Yes it would be nice if i was but it's a bit of a popularity contest.

I just seriously don't get how some people will post an average or not so great picture of themselves and still get like 50+ likes where as I'll post an interesting/good picture and get maybe 10-15 likes tops on it. It's not like they're any prettier, nicer or funnier then i am. Now one friend in particular has 800+ friends vs. my 200, so I am sure that is one case where it matters. (Also I'm just using myself to keep it straight).

I just find it interesting how you can take 2 people, me and my friend for example, who are both "great people" with our own merits and she gets all these likes on EVERYTHING (even average or shitty pictures) where as, like I said, I get 10-15. I kind of wonder if it is cause, despite her intense insecurity she is "sexy and she knows it", so she is more exotic looking, dresses more provocatively and is "poutier" in her pictures. Maybe that's why?

i've often wondered why. Maybe it is an extrovert and super open personality (like her) vs. introvert and private (like me). Maybe it is simple "facebook presence" like she posts a lot, and maybe she just writes it the "right" way?

I know facebook is essentially a popularity contest but I think people take it to personally where as I look at it and I think me and this friend have about equal amounts of "real life" relationships, and while she has an exotic prettiness I am also reasonably pretty, just not in the same way. She is super super nice (close to being overboard) so points to her there. But I have more of a sense of humour, so you can't say that she has all these qualities that people generally like when I have a lot of them too. I also do not think it is that simple, I have also wondered if there are more subtle personality types that attract it too (such as introvert/private vs. extrovert/open, level of security, types of posts, # of friends etc.)

What's your view? Why do you think that some people get more Facebook attention then others??




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Re: Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 13th 2013, 11:11 AM

It could be down to the number of friends she has compared to you, if she has more than she will gain more likes because there is more people to like her pictures and posts, it could also be in the way she presents herself in photos especially if she is quite outgoing.

I wouldn't let it bother you though, it is just a popularity contest for some people who might just do anything to get people to like their photos and posts whereas others don't so they don't get as many.
   
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Re: Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 13th 2013, 01:04 PM

Because more people are trying to get in their pants.
I don't think I've ever got over 20 likes on a facebook photo, yay. I think it has a lot to do with how many friends you have and what kind of friends they are (as in, people you barely know or haven't spoken to in a long time are probably less likely to like your photos than close friends. Personally, I only tend to like photos of people that I would actually say looked nice in real life, i.e. close-ish friends). Also, I've found that the more people like photos the more people are likely to, as it seems more acceptable, I think. Just my 2 cents.


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Re: Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 13th 2013, 02:21 PM

Hey there,
I kind of wondered about the same thing too. I guess it kind of depends on your friends- are they active Facebook users? Also on the number, usually people that you barely know tend to not "like" people's posts on Facebook that they barely know. Sometimes, it could depend on the post/photo. Like as for me, the most "likes" I've gotten on a picture was 14 and half of them came from family and childhood friends. And yeah, I wouldn't necessarily say its like a popularity contest, but I don't really know how to describe what it exactly is.

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Re: Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 13th 2013, 02:31 PM

I think it comes down to two things (both you already touched on).

1) The amount of friends you have, A person with 500 friends will get way more likes/comments on a photo (no matter what the photo) then someone with 250 friends. Why? Well only limiting 250 people seeing your photo instead of 500 people is a 50% difference. The more people you show something - the more chance they will have to 'like' it.

2) Appealing to the crowd. Well, thats think about this. You need to aim your photos toward the crowd you have on Facebook (Ie: the friends). So if most of your friends are family related - of course they are going to want to see you dressed up nicely and maybe with a traditional background. However, if most of your friends on Facebook are actually 'friends' (IE; Your peers/your age group), they want to see more skin, more pouty faces, more tight clothing, more sexy poses, more exposure. Things like that, along with a sexy caption with it like ("Don't judge me ", "Sexy and I know it !", or "Party time!" would gain way more likes then "Boredddd", "I like this dress", or "hey there". So my point is: you need to understand and appeal to who your crowd is, and go from there.


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Re: Why some friends get more "likes"/comments on facebook then others? - August 14th 2013, 04:29 PM

I tend to get fewer "likes" these days, and honestly, I think it comes down to the fact that many of my friends don't have time for Facebook! I may post something in the middle of the day, when everyone is at work or otherwise occupied. By the time they come online later in the evening, my post has been pushed down the news feed, so they may not bother to scroll all the way down to view every single update. You could try experimenting by posting at different times of the day, to see if it increases your post's visibility... but honestly, you then have to wonder if it's worth scheduling your posts around your friends' schedules.






   
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