Facebook use predicts a decline in young adults’ subjective well-being and life satisfaction

Sazvezdje_SocNet_0006The journal PLOS ONE just published a new study evaluating effects of Facebook in 82 young adults over a period of 14 days. Each participant received five text messages a day with a questionnaire that measured behavior and the psychological experience of these Facebook users. The researchers discovered that an increase Facebook use over time correlated with a decline in subjective well being and life satisfaction. What are some positive and negative experience that you have had with Facebook? Are you surprised by the results of this study?

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