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The effects of Facebook – Risks & Benefits

Are you a Facebook user ? Here are the list of potential positive and negative effects of using Facebook.

Risks of Facebook

•  “They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am”: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others’ Lives

People present themselves as cheerful people having good times on their Facebook profile photos, conveying a sense of happiness. As others view the photos of their friends, they may believe that their friends are much happier than they are. – published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking,

•  “Facebook ‘friends’ cause stress, research finds”

People with the most Facebook “friends” are more likely to feel stressed out by the site, according to Edinburgh Napier University researchers. – [ Source BBC ]

•  “Facebook can make you genuinely psychotic”

A study from Dr. Uri Nitzan of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Shalvata Mental Health Care Center suggests that the social network can make you psychotic. [via – msn ]

The Benefits of Facebook

•  “ Our Facebook walls boost self-esteem, study finds – study by Cornell University” – [via – cornell.edu]




If you have other study links which talks about the positive or negative effects of Facebook, please post it in the comments section below.



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