Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 12, 2014

Does Facebook Affect Our Self-Esteem?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that, if your well-being is affected because you are being ignored on Facebook, the problem isn't Facebook. roll eyes (sarcastic)

New research published in the journal Social Influence looked at how Facebook communication impacts on feelings of social belonging which in turn affects outlook on life; loneliness and self-worth. Researchers, led by Dr Stephanie Tobin from The University of Queensland's School of Psychology, conducted two studies centered on 'lurking' or passive Facebook participation and on ostracism, aiming to analyze how participants would feel when deliberately 'snubbed'.