Facebook Admits Social Networks Can Make Us Feel Bad. Its Solution? More Social Networking

Facebook Admits Social Networks Can Make Us Feel Bad. Its Solution? More Social Networking

All those vacation pictures other people post can make us feel crummy when faced with the reality of our day to day lives. Facebook suggested a solution PHOTO:
Alex Iby

Facebook released a report earlier this month which, among other things, found a link between online interactions and improved well-being. While it would be hard to imagine the company reaching any other conclusion, the report provides an even-handed critique of the role social networking plays in human well-being and happiness.

The Facebook report references a host of research studies which analyzed the value of social networks. One study, co-written by the Facebook research…

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