A study made by University Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross confirms that Facebook use predicts decline in happiness. Ethan Kross says: “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result—it undermines it.”
The study found that the more people used Facebook during one time period, the worse they subsequently felt. People were asked to rate their level of life satisfaction at the start and end of the study. They found that the more participants used Facebook, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time.
In order to find that it’s the Facebook use that actually lowers people’s self-esteem it is important to hear that the researchers found no evidence that interacting directly with other people via phone or face-to-face influenced well-being negatively. Instead, they found that direct interactions with other people led people to feel better over time.
Take a look at this free ebook by Ivo Quartiroli, published since 2012, sold by Amazon Digital Services:
Facebook Logout: Experiences and Reasons to Leave it
- Author: Ivo Quartiroli
- Publisher: Silens, January 20, 2012
- 31 pages
- 119 KB
Chapter 1: Musings about Facebook / The Quality of Relationships / Privacy Issues / Children / Facebook Changes the Concept of Friendship / The Inner Reasons to Leave / The Logout Process. Chapter 2: Logout experiences / All Your Time or Nothing / This Time I Really Want to Leave it for Good / Bad Energy / Amplifier of an Inner Discomfort / Looking Through the Keyhole / An Affection-Compensating Tool / Boring to Death / Obsessive-Compulsive / From Village to Global Village / Reliving my Earlier Nightmares / Political Control / Not a Broad Communication / You Always Have to Feed the Beast / A Narrowed Down Tunnel-Vision Style of Contact.
I applaud you for going against the grain and writing a well-referenced book with a wide range of reasons and interesting anecdotes why one should leave FB! Congratulations. I recommend this book to every person, and most importantly, to every teenager.
This book really filled in the blanks and it has been a very, very needed book for me to read. In fact I believe that if you are new to Facebook or even a Facebook veteran, this book may teach you a thing or two. This book taught me things to know to be safe while online in Facebook or other online media sites.
The first few chapters of this book has invaluable insights on the effects FB has on society. In addition, it gives concrete evidence of what I consider FB a twisted and self-serving agenda. The book elegantly articulates everything I have always instinctively know about FB, but could not put into words. The first few chapters are the most useful & informative.