Facebook Friends Meltdown!
Sure, having a bunch of friends may boost your ego, but researchers in Scotland are saying the more Facebook friends you have, the more likely you are to be stressed out. The study also found it also creates a whole new bunch of anxiety.
For example, “un-friending” people can be a problem as can the constant pressure to be consistently witty and charming in status updates.
MSNBC is reporting that “It’s like being a mini news channel about yourself. The more people you have the more you feel there is an audience there,” said lead researcher Kathy Charles. “You are almost a mini celebrity and the bigger the audience, the more pressure you feel to produce something about yourself.”
Do you feel pressure on Facebook? Do you feel like a mini celebrity?
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The picture I chose was my friends Will, Jackey, and I.