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#1 arachnoid

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 16:53

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............more




#2 KingCracker

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 16:54

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............more

That must be half the western world then lol.



#3 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 16:55

Actually I have a very full life, a loving wife, 3 loving kids 2 of whom are mine

A good job, house, and car, paid for....

What is this Facebook you speak of?



#4 LaP

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 16:55

:rofl:

 

Most ridiculous thing i've read in a while.



#5 Growled

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:00

So leaving Facebook will make me feel better about life?