Facebook Makes You “Like” Yourself Better

Facebook Makes You “Like” Yourself Better

A new study by researchers at Cornell University shows that editing your Facebook profile can boost your self-esteem.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 2 march 2011

A new study from Cornell University researchers published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, has found that using Facebook can actually boost your self-esteem.

Basically, the experiment that lead to this result documented three groups of students from the university’s Social Media Lab: one was the control group who sat in front of blank computer screens for three minutes, one group had mirrors propped up against their screens and spent their three minutes regarding their own reflections, and the third group was allowed to surf their Facebook profiles for the allotted time. Then all were given a self-esteem questionnaire.

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