I’m not sure if I buy into this latest study of Facebook, but this is what researchers are saying this week”
The more time you spend on Facebook, the unhappier you become!
That’s the not-so-astounding findings of the first study measuring the social network’s impact on users’ psychological well-being. The survey finds that direct face to face contact — talking face to face or on the telephone — makes people happier.
Ok, I’ll buy that one. Call me at 1-800-367-1101 every Monday through Friday from 10AM until 3PM so we can spread the love!
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan studied 82 young adults with Facebook accounts. Scientists texted the participants five times per day for two weeks to examine how Facebook use influences how people feel moment-to-moment and how satisfied they are with their lives. It turns out that the more people used Facebook, the worse they felt the next time researchers texted them. And the more people used Facebook over the two weeks, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time.
This study comes a week after British researchers published a report saying that sharing photographs on Facebook is the “safest” way to lose friends and damage relationships with friends and colleagues.
Well, I have close to 2000 friends on my Facebook page and I feel happy! Now I’m wondering: maybe I’m just too old to use Facebook!
- “Rockin’” Ron Parker, CBS-FM
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