I just stumbled upon this news article which hooked my interest. I have a Facebook account but I don't think it has ill efects on me. Here's the news :
A new study performed at Stony Brook University in New York has found that excessive social networking cause symptoms associated with depression in teenage girls. Easy access to text messaging, email and websites such as Facebook makes matters worse
Excessive discussion, or co-rumination, allows teen girls to hold repeated conversations about romantic disappointment which worsen their mood and create negative emotions. Teenage boys have less of a problem due to less time spent on personal issues
Discussion is a good way to handle problems such as romantic disappointment, but it is believed that teen girls do not have the problem-solving skills to deal with troubles constructively. The girls don't realize that it will make them feel worse.
Labels: Health, Social Media, Social networking