The more we use Facebook, the less happy we are

OneNews 15 August 2013
We feel more connected online, but Facebook might not be our friend, according to a new study.

It suggests that the more people use Facebook, the less happy they are.

Social scientists at the University of Michigan found that, although using the social media site helped people to feel more connected, it did not make them happier. “On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection,” social psychologist Ethan Kross said.

“But rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result – it undermines it.”