Using Facebook makes young adults feel less satisfied with their lives both moment-to-moment and in the long term, according to a new report from PLOS ONE, a scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science.
According to the report, the more study participants used Facebook, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time. The report also found that people were more satisfied with “direct” social interactions that they had in real life. Here is more from the report:
On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling such needs by allowing people to instantly connect. Rather than enhancing well-being, as frequent interactions with supportive “offline” social networks powerfully do, the current findings demonstrate that interacting with Facebook may predict the opposite result for young adults—it may undermine it.
(Via BBC News).