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Thursday: Scientifically Proven Best Day for a Facebook Post

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    A new survey says that people can expect the most response to their Facebook posts on Thursdays.

    The two-week survey by Buddy Media is limited in scope and by its 200 clients, according to AllFacebook. The survey was taken Jan. 30 through Feb. 12 -- wasn't there a holiday in there? Secondly  -- just two weeks? Is that enough Thursdays to really draw a statistical conclusion? Of course not.

    Other surveys have claimed that Wednesdays and weekends are better, so why not Thursday?

    Buddy Media's reports also gave us such jewels as, "Posts of 80 characters or less had a 27 percent higher engagement rate," and "The less people want to be at work, the more they are on Facebook!" It also stresses that URL shorteners repel readers at a rate of 3 to 1 and posting after business hours can give posts more readers.

    As AllFacebook pointed out, this isn't a good study. It's a snippet of information good for a press release and notice in the media, but gives nothing of any real scientific value.