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Resoundingly Human

Dec 19, 2019

More than 60 million companies maintain business pages on Facebook, allowing them to connect with existing customers as well as reach new ones. And with more than 1.62 billion people log onto Facebook daily, this might seem like a great way to reach a nearly limitless audience. However, the Facebook platform which enables consumers to provide comments and feedback, provides companies with very little power to control what is posted on their pages, leaving them open to negative feedback which could have a damaging effect on their brands.

To give us insight into the nature of the comments consumers are making, the relationship between positive and negative comments, and the power these comments can have on a business is Mochen Yang with the University of Minnesota, whose recently published research, featured in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research, tackles these questions head on.