Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves'

by Gabriel Fleurent on September 18, 2015 - 9:57am

        A two week study was made on the possible consequences that Facebook has on a young adult's well-being and they discovered that it has negatives effects on them. The volunteers received 5 surveys a day that were asking questions about how they feel at this moment, how much they used Facebook and interacted directly with people since the last survey. They established that people spend more time on Facebook when they felt lonely, the more they use it, the worse they feel afterward and the more they use it, the less you are satisfied with their life. The research would have been more complete if it were to show if people are using Facebook according to how they felt.

       I think that the negative consequence of using Facebook that they present in the article does not apply systematically to everyone. It concerns those who are using Facebook to compensate their lack of direct social interaction. However it will never work, because nothing can totally replace a good old fashion face-to-face with someone else. undermine:To injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages,sometimes tending toward a sudden dramatic effect. determinant: Its a really important factor or agent. FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out, it the fear to miss an important event while you're on a computer.

1.If all the consequences are caused by the misuse of Facebook, what is the right way to use it?

2.Can we really connect with others through social media? Why?

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-23709009