Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Facebook admitted on Thursday that using its social network can be bad for you in some instances.

Facebook’s director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the impact Facebook has on our moods, and revealed some compelling information.

“University of Michigan students randomly assigned to read Facebook for 10 minutes were in a worse mood at the end of the day than students assigned to post or talk to friends on Facebook,” the blog post said. “A study from UC San Diego and Yale found that people who clicked on about four times as many links as the average person, or who liked twice as many posts, reported worse mental health than average in a survey.”

In other words, if you’re using Facebook to mindlessly browse through your feed or click posts, you may end up in a foul mood after.

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