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Does Facebook Ever make you feel bad?


“On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection,” the lead author of the study, University of Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross said. "Rather than enhance well-being, we found that Facebook use produces the opposite result – it undermines it," he added.”

Is Facebook really bad?
There are always those times when you are on any type of social networking site, and you see some old friend just getting engaged and you sit there, wondering what have I been doing with my life, why don’t I have that, and you question your own life just because seeing someone else   having happiness. Although Facebook and other social media helps connect socially with others, sharing your life and being able to talk with one another, it leads to sadness and depression from either jealousy, loneliness or greediness.
In our society, social media has taken over the world, Facebook has been translated in over 90 languages. Facebook is worldwide, having about 875 million users, and earning $3.7 billion revenue the past year. We use Facebook to allow us to search up new friends and old friends, a great way to communicate to people who either live far away or if you haven’t talked to them for a while, overall a great way to be socially connected. But as time progressed, statistics have shown that people, who spend lots of time on Facebook, progressively get more depressed and sad the more they use it.   A famous study from the University of...