The Science of Social Media

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Bruce Campbell, Justin Willman and Nick Swardson dream up groundbreaking scientific discoveries about social media. (1:47)

Social Science.Social Science.

Uh, a recent study at theUniversity of California Irvine

says that peoplewho share selfies online

are happierthan those who don't.

It's like Zoloft,except it bothers people.

Uh, researchers foundthat sharing selfies

creates a feeling of personalconnection that relieves stress.

And it's true. Nothing makes mefeel more connected to people

than posting a selfie,and seeing comments--

oh, there it is, my wife and I--

they went to Disneylandover the weekend.

And they got the...they got these animated...

these light-up mouse earsthat animate.

It's really great.People are gonna love this--

I'm sharing my wedded joyat Disneyland.

And then this comment:

"Hardwick isofficially insufferable."


Comedians, since academiais setting their sights

on the online community,I would like you to give me

as many other scientificfindings about social media

as you can. In 60 seconds.

And begin. Justin.

Yeah, 60% of Uber driversare the rapper Pitbull.

All right, points. Bruce.

Did you know that Twitteris 71% water?

Yeah, points. Nick.

It turns outthe Twitter egg avatar

is actuallyan unborn racist bird.

All right. Points.Bruce Campbell.

-Did you know that peopleon Tinder -Yeah.

are ten times more likely

to wind up with a strange fingerinside of them?


Yes, points.

Justin Willman.

Uh, you know, it turns outpeople who maintain

an active Myspace profileare pretty cool guys.


It turns outUber drivers are wrong--

farts are not cologne.

Not cologne. Not...

cologne. Not cologne.