Could staying away from Facebook make us happier and less lonely? That’s what some researchers wanted to find out in a study.
The Happiness Research Institute conducted the study among 1,095 people in Denmark. Researchers said they randomly assigned half of them to not use Facebook for a week.
Ninety-four percent of these users said they normally visit Facebook as part of a daily routine, 86-percent browsed the news feed “very” of “very often.” Sixty-nine percent sai they preferred to post pictures of the great things they experience.
But after a week of no Facebook, the group reported “a significantly higher level of life satisfaction,” “ an increase in their social activity,” along with “less concentration difficulties.”
Researchers said people on Facebook are 55-percent more likely to feel stressed and 18-percent more likely to feel present in the moment.
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