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Get a Life! Survey Results: Facebook is Bad for You.

Get a Life! Survey Results: Facebook is Bad for You. | technology and communication | Scoop.it

THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the Public Library of Science, conducted by Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan and Philippe Verduyn of Leuven University in Belgium, has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with life.

Past investigations have found that using Facebook is associated with jealousy, social tension, isolation and depression. But these studies have all been “cross-sectional”—in other words, snapshots in time. As such, they risk confusing correlation with causation: perhaps those who spend more time on social media are more prone to negative emotions in the first place. The study conducted by Dr Kross and Dr Verduyn is the first to follow Facebook users for an extended period, to track how their emotions change.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:19 PM
Using the social network seems to make people more miserable.
lmattern's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:06 AM

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Do you live on your smartphone?

Do you live on your smartphone? | technology and communication | Scoop.it
A viral video pokes fun at addiction to smartphones (Is our obsession with smartphones getting unhealthy?
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