Likes on Facebook Spur New Form Of Civic Engagement


In a new research, "likes" on Facebook take on a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support.

According to the research team, "The majority of the respondents believe such likes help in promoting humanitarian causes. The like button not only provides an opportunity to support a cause, but also enables users to engage with the site as a self-presentation tool."

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