Recollecting trivial and sometimes dull Facebook posts is easier than recalling the same information in a book. It also takes less effort to remember posted patter than someone’s face, according to new research.

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Call it the Facebook Effect—humans are better at remembering information if it appears as a social network post

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  1. Not being a member of Facebook, I dare say that most of the “information” appearing in the social media is banal. It might explain why a typical sample of respondents can remember it more easily. But what is the added value of remembering that stuff? A much more important, but vastly more difficult stuff to recall, for instance, some theorems taken from a book on theoretical physics, may be much more difficult. But in the right head it also is incomparably more productive.

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