Negative Effects of Facebook
by mathieubgervais on September 11, 2013 - 3:27pm
Do you remember how your life was without Facebook? What you used to do when you had nothing to do other than go on Facebook? Well it seems that in today’s society if you don’t have a Facebook account your different and you don’t fit in. Yes Facebook has its positives, like communicating with friends, watching funny videos like vines etc. But have you ever thought about the negative effects Facebook can have on an individual?
Over one billion people are logged in on Facebook daily! We have Facebook on our computers, cellphones and even televisions. People across the world use Facebook. And all these users myself included get negative effects from Facebook, this social world were people interact. Studies have shown that Facebook has negative psychological effects on young adults. The more people use Facebook, the worst they feel afterwards and the studies also show that the more an individual uses the site the more his life satisfaction level declines. The positive in this is that Facebook hasn’t seem to affect people on their wellbeing, yes people use Facebook when they are lonely and seeing pictures of their friends and family having fun might make that individual more lonely but the social isolation hasn’t seemed to affect an individual’s wellbeing as studies have shown.
The main reason I write about Facebook and its negative effects we can get from it is because I believe that, us as individuals all use Facebook a little too much! Facebook is a great invention to use but if we use it in a proper way. How many times have you seen fight start from Facebook, and other nonsense? Knowing about others people’s lives is good but with Facebook you can get so much information of someone just by visiting their profile page which is bad, you never know who is looking at you and what their intentions might be. This is why it’s important to monitor your Facebook and know who you have in your friends list. Thousands of people have Facebook friends they don’t even know! There’s an average of 83 million fake accounts in the world. Use Facebook for its positives tools! Don’t let it affect you in anyway, it is after all just a site.
Article used: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23709009