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PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults

PLOS ONE: Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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Continued research that Facebook may help us connect, but it also leads us to be less happy.

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The world is getting unhappier, according to Twitter

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Some 46 billion words tweeted by 63 million users indicate that the world's happiness as measured through tweets is at its lowest since 2009

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Misery Has More Company Than You Think, Especially on Facebook

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Have other people's blithe Facebook updates ever made you feel like a total loser? Or have you ever felt that your best friend's life is perfectly easy and joyful, while yours is nothing but struggle and anxiety?
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The Internet Usage Patterns of Depressed College Students

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A recent study correlates frequent Internet usage with depression. The study also showed specific web habits correlates with being depressed.

 

Thanks to Stewart-Marshall for sharing this link.
Ken's Key take-away:

Frequent switching between applications and sites seems to be a link to depression in this first-ever study.  Late night usage and first thing in the morning are other indicators.

 

 

 


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Stewart-Marshall's comment, June 24, 2012 5:23 PM
Thanks Ken - and I seem to have so many of these internet indicators - switching, late night, early morning - but I think I'm okay :-) So I guess they are merely "indicators" - not perfect predictors.
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An App That Senses When You're Feeling Down

An App That Senses When You're Feeling Down | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Ginger.io just won the $100,000 Data Design Diabetes challenge, because it silently analyzes your phone usage data to figure out if you're upset. For diabetes patients, that could be a lifesaver.
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Ken Morrison's comment, November 18, 2011 8:02 PM
Thank you Vonny!
Vonny has a good facebook news curation site at: http://www.scoop.it/t/facebook-facination