Does Facebook have a positive effect on the psychological and emotional well-being of its users? Some studies report that using Social Media Networks like Facebook and Twitter increase feelings of connectivity to others, increase self-esteem, decrease loneliness, and generate warm feelings of nostalgia. Other studies, however, suggest that online socializing elicits insecurity and envy. It can replace important offline ties with family and friends, and create a subculture of people who aren’t learning the social graces such as eye contact, conversational flow, or how to decode non-verbal behavior. To have a positive experience with social media networks, it’s important to examine why you’re on Facebook.
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