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Pride: Facebook

Facebook185If you asks me, nothing says narcissism like social media. Just take Facebook (FB) — a platform touted for connectivity and staying in touch, but that more and more seems to be a gateway for bragging.

Whether you have a cute kid, a cute puppy, lots of friends or lots of fun, there’s hardly a better way to show it than to broadcast those qualities to your entire Internet circle of friends … and hardly a better way to gauge just how self-important you are than to tally up the “likes” you receive.

Of course, Facebook as a source of inflated, Internet-based self-worth might not last much longer. Younger users prefer alternatives like Twitter, and attempts at debuting new features haven’t been all that successful.

Meanwhile, the stock itself has shed more than 37% since its first day of trading just more than a year ago, and is double digits in the red for 2013.

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