In this day and age of social media and online communication can people really be trusted to be honest with their desires on the internet? Are we communicating about what we really want when we post status updates on Facebook or Twitter?
The internet is not just for playing the lottery anymore. Whether we like it or not the world is increasingly looking online to fulfil many of its socialising functions. Of course this isn’t necessarily a bad thing as there are many online social networks with awesome powers to connect and inform.
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“What is the one thing you want right now?”
Netbase, a social media monitoring company compared its online data against a recent survey asking people, “What is the one thing you want right now?”
Are the things people say they want via Facebook the same things they say they want when you speak to them face-to-face? Netbase found that people tend to be much more realistic offline. For example, in the top 3 things mentioned on social media, 2 were food items (ice cream and pizza) whereas in the offline survey the top desires where all financial in nature.
People are thus considered to be more ‘emotional’ when using social media and more ‘logical’ when interacting face-to-face offline.
So What Do People Really Want?
Below you can see the top ten results for men and women. This is the list of things specified during the offline survey.
The number one ‘want’ is perhaps not surprising – it’s money. It also comes as no surprise to us here at PlayHugeLottos.com that ‘winning the lottery’ made number 5 on the list. The rest of the list comprises some understandable and mature choices including health, a house, a new car and to be debt free.
Some men out there may not be surprised at numbers 9 and 10 on the list.
What Does This Tell Us?
As unimaginative as it may sound, in the real world, the number one desire across men and women is money! Sure we might all post about how much we desire pizzas, cookies and beer to our friends on Facebook. But in ‘real life’ it’s all about the money and the things money gets you.
Desiring money might not be the most imaginative thing in the world but we are sure that you could think of some pretty imaginative things to do with it if you achieved number 5 on the above list, winning the lottery!
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