Facebook Knows You’re Sad

Facebook Connect with friends, but always gives satisfaction. That’s the conclusion of a study by the University of Michigan. Therein insist that using this network predicts decreases in user comfort.“On the surface, providing an invaluable resource to satisfy the basic human need for social connection-argues social psychologist Ethan Kross, lead author and associate professor at the Institute for Social Research. But instead of improving the well-being, we found that the use of Facebook predicts the opposite result, it undermines “.

The cognitive neuroscientist at the center, John Jonides, another of the paper’s authors, believes that the outcome of the study is relevant to address the core of the influence that social networks can have on the lives of people. For the study, took a sample of 82 young adults, all active smartphone users and the social network.The study found that the more you use Facebook for a period of time, the worse you feel afterwards.

The scientists used the sampling system, one of the most reliable techniques to measure how people think, feel and behave at all times in your daily life, to assess subjective well with random text messages five times a day for two weeks .Each text message contains a link to a digital survey with five questions: How are you feeling right now?, Are you worried at this point?, Do you feel alone now, how much have you used Facebook since the last time you I wonder? and how much do you have associated with others ‘directly’ from the last time I asked?

The study found that the more you use Facebook for a period of time, the worse you feel afterwards. The authors also asked participants to rate their level of satisfaction with life at the beginning and end of the investigation, because it found that the more participants used Facebook during the two weeks of analysis, the more they reduced their levels of life satisfaction over time.

People were not more likely to use Facebook when they felt bad and although most people used this tool when they were alone, loneliness, and Facebook usage independently predicted how happy they were later participants.

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