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South Carolinians near top of humble list

on Thursday, 13 August 2015. Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina is the third most humble state, according to a study from HeyLets.com, a mobile app that allows people to share experiences. Interestingly, but no big surprise, California was chosen as the most “braggadocious” state, followed by Washington and Nevada. 

The study looked at social networks, such as Facebook and Instagram, where many so-called “status updates” are really “brag-ommendatons” – opportunities to enhance one’s status by showcasing one’s apparently amazing life. HeyLets compared state residents who most frequently make self-promotional social posts. 

Utah was selected as the most humble state, followed by Oregon and South Carollina. Southern states making the top 20 most humble included Arkansas, #6; North Carolina, #13; Tennessee, #16; Louisiana #18 and Mississippi, #19. 

Southern states in the top 20 Most Braggadocious list included Virginia #7, Alabama, #14; Georgia #17 and Texas, #20. 

HeyLets.com reports that most popular topics for self-promotion on social media: 
1: Going on a special trip (62%) 
2: Attending a memorable event (59%) 
3: Meeting a noteworthy person (54%) .
4: Something nice that your significant other did (53%) 
5: Getting work-related good news (52%) 

On a different note, consider these political quotes: 
The problem with political jokes is they get elected. – Henry Cate, VII~ 
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop 
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union Speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. – Will Rogers 
When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. – Clarence Darrow 
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy some more tunnel. ­– John Quinton 
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. – Oscar Ameringer 
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. – Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952 
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. – Tex Guinan 
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. – Charles de Gaulle 
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. – Doug Larson 
There ought to be one day – just one – when there is open season on senators. – Will Rogers 
Harry Truman: If you want a real friend that you can trust in Washington – go buy a dog!

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