Ida Hattemer-Higgins

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The average Facebook profile, with its many status updates, commented photo albums, notes, and posts, contains approximately 65,000 words of text. While photos quicken the game, a Facebook user is primarily a reader of text. Sixty-five thousand words is the length of a short novel; “profile” suggests already something character-driven; “status” may track the throes of heroes and antiheroes, “in a relationship”—a romance.

Facebook Adé

Facebook Adé

The average Facebook profile, with its many status updates, commented photo albums, notes, and posts, contains approximately 65,000 words of text. While photos quicken the game, a Facebook user is primarily a reader of text. Sixty-five thousand words is the length of a short novel; “profile” suggests already something character-driven; “status” may track the throes of heroes and antiheroes, “in a relationship”—a romance.