Researchers from the University of Michigan say the longer people spend browsing on the social networking site, the worse they feel and the lower they rate their life satisfaction.
More than a billion people are signed up to Facebook and over half of those log in to check their accounts every day. With such widespread and frequent usage, there are understandably increasing concerns about what Facebook is doing to people’s mental health and quality of life.
The latest U.S study is one of many looking at the psychological consequences of social networking. It involved tracking participants for two weeks to monitor their feelings in relation to their Facebook usage.
Five times a day participants were texted links to surveys which asked them how they felt, how worried they were, how lonely they felt and how much they had used Facebook...