Facebook And Mortality: Why Your Incessant Joy Gives Me The Blues

first_imgNPR:Clearly, researchers love Facebook, even if some of the rest of us are ambivalent.A 2012 survey of social science papers related to the social network turned up 412 separate studies, and there have been even more since. Among the most popular questions: What effect does Facebook have on emotional states?It does seem a reasonable question. After all, about 22 percent of the world’s population uses Facebook regularly, according to the company, logging on for about 50 minutes a day. But is all this interconnectedness creating psychological benefits or global gloom?The answer, it turns out, is complicated.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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