Study: The more you use Facebook, the unhappier you are
Posted at: 08/15/2013 11:08 AM
A new study finds the more people use Facebook, the unhappier they feel.
The new study out of the University of Michigan included more than 80 college-age volunteers. Researchers questioned the participants five times a day via text message, asking them what they were doing, how they were feeling, and whether they had used Facebook recently.
They found the more participants used Facebook, the more their mood dropped. Their sad feelings existed no matter how large their social network was, or how supportive their friends were.
Researchers did not study why facebook made people sad but they speculate the social network could make people feel inadequate or jealous of their friends.