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A new study by a Stanford University economist finds that Americans are already more likely to visit a mall than at any other point in history, and a large portion of those visits are driven by social interaction.
In fact, more than half of the visits to Oakridge Mall last year were to socialize, and more than 80 percent of the people who went to Oak Ridge Mall in 2015 spent more than 20 minutes there, according to a new report by a University of Michigan economist.
“Mall attendance has increased by more than 30 percent in the last five years and by a third in the past 10,” wrote Stanford University’s Daniel Krawczyk.
“This growth is due in part to social media, a more convenient means of getting to the mall, and an increased likelihood of being at a social gathering in the mall.
The malls’ social and physical environments are increasingly connected and increasingly connected to each other.”
According to Krawczak, this trend is largely driven by the rise of social media.
“Facebook and Twitter, as well as other social media platforms, have dramatically increased the likelihood of people being at social gatherings, particularly with large gatherings in a shopping mall,” Krawcyk wrote.
“This increased likelihood has led to the creation of ‘social’ experiences at malls.”
Social interaction has been the single most important driver of shopping in recent years.
In the past year, more people have visited malls than ever before, and they are more likely than ever to be social.
“There are a number of reasons for this,” KRAWCKY said.
“People are looking for ways to meet new people, to socialise with people who are similar to themselves, to interact with their friends, to have fun, and to find something they can share with others.”
For example, the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter has led many people to find a new group of friends.
This has led people to form more meaningful relationships with other people, and in turn, has led them to visit more malls, according the report.
The study found that the more social people are, the more likely they are to visit the mall and the more they are likely to interact there.
“It is not just social networks and social interactions that have led to mall attendance, but the overall physical environments that surround them as well,” KAWCNYK said.
“The physical environment is increasingly connected, both in the sense of physical spaces, like escalators and escalators in the shopping malls, as opposed to the physical spaces that surround a mall, like the main entrance or the restrooms,” he continued.
“And social interaction has led us to a more physical and less social environment, which means we’re seeing more and more people who visit malls more frequently.”
Krawczk found that social interaction in the malls leads to a higher likelihood of going to the park, going to a party, or having a family gathering, among other things.
“Our data shows that people are more and the longer they stay in a mall the more often they are going to social and the greater the likelihood they will interact with others in the store,” Kawcnyk said.
The mall is often called “the world’s biggest mall” because of the many attractions and activities that are offered, and because of its popularity.
“I don’t think people understand how big the mall really is,” KOWCNYKS said.
According to the report, the amount of time people spend in malls has increased significantly since 1995, and the number of people who spend more than an hour at a mall has increased exponentially.
“People spend an average of 4 hours in a single mall, or more, according, according their survey,” Kowcnyks said.
In 2015, about 2.7 billion people spent time at the mall during their peak times of year.