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Is Facebook Helping Your Self-Esteem?

A Fast Company article about a recent study on Facebook’s self-esteem effects reports that two Cornell University researchers found that Facebook actually helps boosts people’s self-esteem. Researcher Amy Gonzalez and associate professor of communications, Jeffrey Hancock, decided to conduct the study to show if Facebook can have a positive influence on the self-esteem of college students. You can find the paper in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. Sixty-three Cornell students were seated in the University’s social media lab. In [...]

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