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Aw, shucks: Kansans tend to be humble on social media

A man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (June 11, 2014)
A man walks past a sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (June 11, 2014) File photo

Kansans are a humble bunch – even in the braggadocious world of social media, according to a recent study.

HeyLets.com, an online social city guide, asked 2,500 Americans who participate in social media to rate the number of posts they typically make on self-promotional topics, such as meeting a famous person or getting a promotion.

Kansas ranked the No. 4 “most humble” U.S. state, after Utah, Oregon and South Carolina.

According to the unscientific survey, only 34 percent of Kansas residents said they frequently post self-promotional material on Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.

Compare that to California – the No. 1 “most braggadocious” state, according to the study – where 77 percent of people frequently engage in self-promotion.

Rounding out the top five most boastful states, according to HeyLets.com, are Washington, Nevada, Maryland and New Hampshire.

HeyLets.com also asked respondents to rank the top five most popular topics they like to post on social media. They are: going on a special trip, attending a memorable event, meeting a noteworthy person, something nice your significant other did, and getting work-related good news.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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