Faces engage us: photos with faces attract more likes and comments on Instagram

@article{Bakhshi2014FacesEU,
  title={Faces engage us: photos with faces attract more likes and comments on Instagram},
  author={Saeideh Bakhshi and David A. Shamma and Eric Gilbert},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2014}
}
Photos are becoming prominent means of communication online. [] Key Result In addition to contributing to the research around online user behavior, our findings offer a new line of future work using visual analysis.

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