More Facebook friends cause more stress, study claims

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More Facebook friends cause more stress, study claims

Post by Gutenberg » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:35 am

This is an older article that I happened to find, but even if it's over a year old it is quite relevant, so I thought I'd share it...
More Facebook friends cause more stress, study claims
"The more friends people have on Facebook, the more stressed they are, according to new research."

The study found that the wider and more diverse Facebook members' friends are, the more stress the site will create.

The more friend groups a person has, there is a greater potential to cause offence, the researchers, from Edinburgh University's business school found. In particular, adding employers or parents resulted in the greatest increase in anxiety.
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/f ... laims.html

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