Study Reveals Facebook Causes Anxiety

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so people who would try to keep alot of friends and be popular have anxiety... is this news? they are the same people who used to keep thier little phoen books of anybody they ever met and try to write letters/emails and call poeple on a monthly basis schedule dto catch up... i use facebook and accociate no anxiety there, if you don't liek somethign i post you're free to unfriend me has always been my sance
 

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That's why I have facebook blocked in my router (so no device can access it not even the iPod). I have 2 kids and one is a 13yr old girl. I Have kept it blocked since day one so they don't know what they are missing. When there friends come over, they think I'm crazy. Well I guess not, I believe it to be a social nightmare for teenagers. And I have texting blocked also. My Wife just loves me, hehe.
 
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I read this and i was saying that is me. I dont know why but i have always felt anxiety from using facebook. After a while I found im more happy not using it or just occassionaly using it. ie once or twice a week. Much better to live in the real world then the facebook one.

 

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[citation][nom]mastadisasta_31[/nom]That's why I have facebook blocked in my router (so no device can access it not even the iPod). I have 2 kids and one is a 13yr old girl. I Have kept it blocked since day one so they don't know what they are missing. When there friends come over, they think I'm crazy. Well I guess not, I believe it to be a social nightmare for teenagers. And I have texting blocked also. My Wife just loves me, hehe.[/citation]
... and your kids probably just hate you. While I agree the whole social networking / texting thing is out of control, you're helping to make sure that your kid's lead a nice, awkward social existence in school. Good job!
 
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I think he is being a good dad. I don't agree that Facebook causes anxiety, but it does for sure cause waste of time and unproductivity.
 

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[citation][nom]retrig[/nom]... and your kids probably just hate you. While I agree the whole social networking / texting thing is out of control, you're helping to make sure that your kid's lead a nice, awkward social existence in school. Good job![/citation]

Well, I dont see how their social life in school can be compromised by not having fuckbook account. Havent you heard about the telephone, IM, emails and face to face interaction? Facebook is nothing more than a glorified girlnextdoor softcore porn site. Its gonna die when the next cool thing comes around the corner. Remember MySpace?
 

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Classic misplacement of cause and effect. If a significant number of people in a hospital are stressed out, does that mean that hospitals are the cause of their stress? Or (more likely) did they go there in the first place because of some other problem which is causing the stress.
 

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wow this is pretty unusual


but to be honest, after i quit facebook, i felt a lot better about stuff. like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. haven't been on in two months, love it.
 

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I've never understood the fascination of Facebook. Do people really enjoy giving all their personal information out to a company to make money off of them? Only to have that info sold to marketeers who then spam advertisements to said people?

Call me crazy, but that's just not my thing.
 

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When people, jaws dropped, heads tilted, ask me why I don't have Facebook, I usually reply something akin to "I've been on the internet too much." or some other vague answer. The real reason is more complex, and be summed up by main points

Security: knowledge is power. Know thy enemy. With no FB comes a reduced risk of someone finding potentially dangerous information. There are people who can find you regardless, but FB in essence brings stalking to the masses.

Friendships: My true friends contact me because they care about our relationship. FB creates false pretenses by allowing the extreme ease of communication. I.E. a true blue is someone who occasionally calls just for a good chat. Someone who writes on your wall gets a big question mark for how much they care about the relationship.

Top 8 drama: Not exactly Myspace, but FB drama through invites, rejections, and pretty much everything else possible. Not interested. Thanks.

I understand why most people use it, and I don't blame them too much; I just blame them for creating pressure on others to join. See Randy Marsh on South Park.
 

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[citation][nom]tsnorquist[/nom]I've never understood the fascination of Facebook. Do people really enjoy giving all their personal information out to a company to make money off of them? Only to have that info sold to marketeers who then spam advertisements to said people?Call me crazy, but that's just not my thing.[/citation]
it may not be your thing, but i dont think you really know how it works. im on facebook and i dont get spamed by advertisements. there is more adds on this web page than there is on any facebook page.
i dont get what peoples objection to this is, you can still use it and not give away any real informaiton. dispite what facebook thinks i am not 108 years old
 

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[citation][nom]retrig[/nom]... and your kids probably just hate you. While I agree the whole social networking / texting thing is out of control, you're helping to make sure that your kid's lead a nice, awkward social existence in school. Good job![/citation]


sooo, kids need texting and facebook to not be awkward? every single kid i see now a days is an anti social facebooking nightmare of human existence. what happened to calling girls?
 

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Their stats arent statistically relevant... they surveyed a mere 200 students, which is what percentage of facebook users? Not to mention they surveyed people from a tiny little whole in the wall school where most people are probably socially awkward to begin with and thus account for the staggering numbers of anxiety. There's a reason people go to small colleges, and its not so they can engulf themselves with friends...
 

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I somewhat felt this when I was still on facebook. Sure, I only had what, 150 friends, but I only really talked to 4-5 on a regular basis, and maybe a further 10-15 on an occasional basis.

When I deleted my facebook, I told my friends that if they want to contact me, SMS or call me. Simple and clear.
 
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