Facebook Leads To Depression, Quitting It Can Make Your Life A Lot Happier
"Researchers at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen have claimed that using social media sites, particularly Facebook leads to depression and people who choose to abandon it experience a significantly higher level of life satisfaction compared to those who do not.
For the study, researchers conducted an experiment on 1095 people in Denmark and they divided them into two groups:
The Control Group, who continue to use Facebook as usual.
The Treatment Group, whom researchers made to abandon using Facebook for one week.
After a week of analysis, researchers found that the participants from The Treatment Group, who had not been on Facebook, said they were more satisfied with their lives with 88 percent of them describing themselves as “happy” compared to 81 percent from The Control Group.
Researchers also reported that 84 percent of the participants from The Treatment Group said they appreciated their lives compared with 75 percent in the other group, and only 12 percent described themselves as dissatisfied, compared with 20 percent among the participants from the Control Group, who continued using Facebook..."