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Facebook... It's Bad for You!

Posted on the 16 August 2013 by Hadi20 @hadi_frht
According to a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan, the more you use Facebook, the more you're unhappy.

These conclusions were derived after the researchers have looked back on how 82 young adults use Facebook, for a period of two weeks When participants in the experiment started, they were asked to record their moods and the satisfaction they felt about their lives. During the two weeks, the researchers asked participants to answer questions about their general mood and the time they spent on Facebook since the last check, at intervals of 2 hours.
The conclusion was: the more people spend time on Facebook during the 2 hour period, the more they felt ill
The result was the same when they raised the average time spent on Facebook, for one person, with "average mood." Those who spent more time on the social network had worst moods.
According to one of the authors of the study, Ethan Kross, this could put a multitude of factors involved Among the reasons cited by the researcher, there are social comparisons that can be made when you go on Facebook, reduction of the time spent conducting activities supposed beneficial as getting out of exercise or the reduction of direct interaction with people
Another study, conducted by the Humboldt University in Berlin, also showed that Facebook could have harm on the psychological level. Among the grounds which were then discussed, there was also the fact that people begin to compare their lives to the other by going on Facebook, which can lead to dissatisfaction

Source : Two faced Facebook: we like it but it doesn't make us happy

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