Clearly, researchers love Facebook, even if some of the rest of us are ambivalent.
A 2012 survey of social science papers related to the social network turned up 412 separate studies, and there have been even more since. Among the most popular questions: What effect does Facebook have on emotional states?
It does seem a reasonable question. After all, about 22 percent of the world’s population uses Facebook regularly, according to the company, logging on for about 50 minutes a day. But is all this interconnectedness creating psychological benefits or global gloom?
The answer, it turns out, is complicated.
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