4 Ways Social Media Is Making You Dumber
OPEN Forum. American Express Company. December 02, 2013
Director, Council for Economic Education
Social media hurts your confidence and self-esteem.
Hanna Krasnova of the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin led a series of studies that analyzed the role of Facebook on certain human emotions. The studies found that following other people on Facebook and monitoring their posts leads to feelings of envy among a significant percentage of users. Even worse is that over a long period of time, this envy leads to “frustration and exhaustion,” which damaged the subjects’ overall satisfaction with their lives.
Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?
Hanna Krasnova, et al.
11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 27th February – 01st March 2013, Lei pzig, Germany
- Passive Following,
- Life Satisfaction,