How does Facebook make you feel?

Using Facebook without contributing, in the form of messages and comments on your friends’ posts, makes you feel bad, the company said today. In a remarkable blog post, citing both internal and academic research, the company said “in general, when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information — reading but not interacting with people — they report feeling worse afterward.” At the same time, actively communicating with friends “is linked to improvements in well-being,” the company said.

Source: Facebook says ‘passively consuming’ the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself – The Verge

Facebook has been losing its allure to me for awhile now. For a media diet, Facebook seems to be a form of candy, which probably shouldn’t be the main meal.


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