A new report on mashable is every parent’s nightmare and every teen’s joy! Proof that Facebook is good for you! The research shows that spending time on Facebook can be a satisfying and rewarding experience making us feel good by massaging our self esteem and our egos. This research has been conducted by Jeff Hancock, Cornell Professor of Communication and Computer and Information Science and an Assistant Professor Catalina Toma at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“The extraordinary amount of time people spend on Facebook may be a reflection of its ability to satisfy ego needs that are fundamental to the human condition.” he said.
“To prove this, Hancock and Toma, examined how participants reacted to negative feedback they received after giving a speech. In two separate experiments, after receiving negative feedback, participants not only were more likely to check their own Facebook profiles, but were also less defensive after doing so.”
This article first appeared on mashable
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