Facebook Might Be Tough on Users With Low Self-Esteem

U.S. News & World Report:

Using Facebook can be bad for people with low self-esteem, a new study suggests.

Canadian researchers found people with low self-esteem deluge their Facebook friends with negative details about their lives, which makes them less likeable.

The findings, published online Feb. 7 in the journal Psychological Science, were unexpected, according to the researchers.

Many people with low self-esteem are uncomfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings face-to-face, but Facebook enables them to do this remotely, explained study author Amanda Forest, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.

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