Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bitter About Your Life? Blame Facebook

Tom Jacobs, Miller-McCune, Jan. 11, 2012

From the article: "New research suggests heavy Facebook users are more likely to believe other people have happier lives…A newly published study suggests the phenomenally popular social networking site may be skewing the way users perceive their lives. It finds those carefully selected photos of cheerful, contented people cumulatively convey a self-esteem-shattering message: Our lives are fantastic! What’s wrong with you?" Read more

See Also
“They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am”: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others' Lives
Hui-Tzu Grace Chou, Ph.D., and Nicholas Edge, B.S., Department of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, Dec. 14, 2011