A Brief Note On Facebook And Mental Wellness

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Name Professor RR0YC 28 November 2014 Facebook and mental wellness Modern technology already took place into our social life. The way we communicate with each other has been reshaped and redefined by some of the developments of science. For example Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Cell phones, Laptops, Tablets, Hangout and many more networking devices and tools replacing traditional ways of socialization. Can you think about living without a cell phone in your pocket or a laptop/tablet in the study room? We extensively use Facebook for sharing our feelings, discussing our thoughts and communicating with our friends, parents and others. Facebook now dominate our everyday social life. According to Statista Inc., a leading quantitative research…show more content…
Social media like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are few examples of modern technology and are used by billions of people around the globe. Today social networking sites playing important role in our life. However the use, may be excessive use, of Facebook might be harmful to us to some extent. A study conducted by University of Michigan researchers claimed that “Facebook causes depression”(Kross 2). Facebook use predicts declines in subjective well-being instead of enhancing it. It is generally believed that socialization is good for psychological health. In fact this is true subject to some pre-set criteria. But socialization through Facebook is harmful. The study is the first published research that examined influence of Facebook on young adults. The focus was how happy they are and how satisfied with their lives over time. They researchers claimed that the more people used Facebook during one time period, the worse they subsequently felt. On the surface, Facebook provides communication tools for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. But instead of enhancing human well-being these findings suggest that Facebook undermine it. The entire generation of today’s modern and civilized world is dealing with privacy issues. We are aware of being ‘hacked’ by some fishing software and networks and took necessary steps to safe guard our personal data. The young adults are more vulnerable to ‘privacy theft’ due to
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