Why You Should Really Log into Facebook Less

The advent of social media has been both swift and all-encompassing, probably because the benefits are undeniable! Staying connected with friends and family as life and distance push you apart couldn’t be a bad thing, could it? Because users are integrating various social media platforms into their lives faster than we can consider the effects, we aim to question whether or not social media is good for your health.

If connectedness is the main benefit of social media sites, it may be working a little too well. Participants in a University of Salford study reported feeling badly about themselves when comparing their own accomplishments in life with those of their online friends. Users also reported that they find it hard to relax or sleep after spending time on social networks.

If people are reporting negative feelings after using social media, why do they continue to log on? A study from Harvard University reveals that addiction may play a role. According to the study, when users are “self-disclosing” on social media, pleasure centers in the brain are activated. These pleasure centers are the same ones that light up during sex, or when someone eats or receives money.

The demographics of social media users are even more revealing. Younger users are spending more time per day on social networks, meaning the trend of increased social media use is going to continue in that direction. This is why it’s important to continue asking questions about the effects of social media use on our society.


Source: Fix.com

This post originally found on Fix.com

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263 comments

Rob Chloe Sam N
Rob Chloe Sam N5 months ago

I never use facebook.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 years ago

interesting

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Julie Cannon
Julie C2 years ago

Thanks!

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Connie O.
Connie O2 years ago

thanks

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Vicky P.
Vicky P2 years ago

thanks

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Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI2 years ago

thank you for sharing this information

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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

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Tahvo H.
Tahvo Holappa2 years ago

Thanks for sharing news

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Lea Silhol
Lea Silhol2 years ago

All this made me smile.
When I was I teen, I spent more time than this writing *letters*. E-mail didn't change anything, except than it's faster, you keep it shorter, and so I'm less... late! ;)
All his is so full of generalities, mixing up all SN users in a bunch.
I always used SN since their inception, for work and for advocacy. 80% of my psts are petitions and such. Seeing what my "friends" post, I'm not the only one in this case!
And by the way... the "save time on SN and spend it to burn cheeseburgers" is quite ridiculous. The time that people spend on their computers, they lost it yesterday lounging in front of their TV set, on, *still* gaming on their Playstations.
Laziness is an old problem. Nothing new under the sun.
Are SN a problem? Yes. And TV, and gaming, and just about anything pertaining to the "satisfaction chemistry" in our brains. Self-control is always a problem. But it's a prismatic issue.

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carol GREEN
Past Member 2 years ago

I dont belong to any one of them,But I love Care2 because I love helping others ,

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