Viral Content: Why Some Posts Spread and Others Don’t

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Maslow's Hierarchy of NeedsI just read an interesting article from The title of the article is Viral Content: Why We Share Some Things and Not Others. They quote research on this topic and share facts, for example, The New York Times has at least 1 article tweeted every 4 seconds.

The article refers to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and claims that the top 2 tiers of hierarchy explain why people share: “People want the respect of others, and they want to feel a sense of belonging.”

Here is a very interesting study from the New York Times’ Consumer Insight Group if you’d like to read more.