The Anxiety of Facebook

Recent research has shown that using social networking sites, namely Facebook, can increase people’s stress levels, produce anxiety, and negatively affect self-esteem. Facebook can also increase the amount of social anxiety a person has upon meeting someone for the first time, and has the power to affect one’s mood, even spreading that mood globally, other studies have discovered. Research has also found that when participants increased their Facebook use, their state of well-being declined, while those who increased the amount of time they spent with people face-to-face had an increased sense of well-being.  The best approach to social media is limiting its use, and maintaining a level of detachment.

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