Study makes surprising discovery about Facebook users: They live longer
CBS News - 10/31/2016
Does social media make usor more ? More or just more ? The impact on our relationships and overall well-being has been debated for years.
Now, a new study of 12 million Facebook users finds a major upside: being active on the social networking site is associated with living longer. This association was seen when the site served to maintain and enhance real-world friendships.
The authors note that the research was observational and does not prove that Facebook use actually leads to a. However, they say the study shows that the extend to those on the internet.
“Interacting online seems to be healthy when the online activity is moderate and complements interactions offline,” first author William Hobbs, who worked on the study as a UC San Diego doctoral student in political science and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern University, said in a statement. “It is only on the extreme end, spendingwith little evidence of being connected to people otherwise, that we see a negative association.”