Does Participating on Social Media Make You Feel Bad?
Do you feel bad when you see other people's posts and status updates? A recent poll by Salford Business School at the University of Salford makes the conclusion that participating on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter (and by association Google+ perhaps?) make people feel bad about themselves. The constant comparison to others flaunt, brags and successes can't be healthy. From the article:
"A poll of those using the technology found more than half of those surveyed said the sites had changed their behaviour – and half of those said their lives had been altered for the worse."
Personally when I'm in dire need of time off or a vacation, everyone that posts gorgeous pictures of beaches and tropical drinks with umbrellas in them gets the virtual 'stink eye' from me. While I'm not a fan of people that post nothing be negative 'woe is me' content (hey, it's depressing!) bragging or "peacocking" as I call it sometimes is just as bad. –
Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety, study finds – Telegraph
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter feed anxiety and make people feel inadequate, a study has found.