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Do you have a glamorous Facebook picture? Do you have tons of Facebook "friends"? Researchers from the University of Georgia have found that the number of Facebook friends and wallposts that individuals have on their profile pages correlates with narcissism. In other words: How you behave online — with numerous yet shallow relationships — is often consistent with how you behave in real life. Facebook profiles can be used to detect whether someone is a narcissist, but, associate professor W. Keith Campbell says: "Nearly all of our students use Facebook, and it seems to be a normal part of people's social interactions. It just turns out that narcissists are using Facebook the same way they use their other relationships -– for self promotion with an emphasis on quantity of over quality." [EurekAlert]

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I am married and just feel weird about opening a facebook account. I am the last person who doesn't have one, but people totally troll around to find people. And the semi-random people from HS and college, I'm not so interested yet it would be awkward to ignore their invitations. Maybe I'm the only one, but I just like to have a group of friends I keep in touch with and a yearbook to remember everyone else. God I sound old.