Today, we don’t only share vital information for pragmatic reasons, like where to find resources for survival. We also share, spread word of mouth and viral content for social reasons.
Information that connects us to others and build our reputation in some way. We like to share stuff that express who we are in some way or make us feel we belong.
Additionally, in a world where we don’t have time to keep up with all our “connections”, the act of passing something on is a very easy way to reconnect. It is a way to show that they are present in our minds.
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