You'll Be In A Much Brighter Mood If You Stalk Your Own Facebook Page
Have no shame in Facebook stalking yourself.
The study, conducted by Dr. Alice Good from the University of Portsmouth, questioned 144 Facebook users, and found that people used the site to reminisce by looking at old pictures and wall posts. The group was an average age of 34, and had slightly more men than women.
Facebook users typically post positive status updates and good photos, so looking back reminds us of our accomplishments.
In addition, the study found that the more prone somebody is to depression, the more effective browsing one's own profile becomes.
"Facebook is marketed as a means of communicating with others, but this research shows we are more likely to use it to connect with our past selves, perhaps when our present selves need reassuring," Wilson said. "When in the grips of a negative mood, it is too easy to forget how good we often feel, and our positive posts can remind us of this."
The results of this study do however contradict previous research, which found that looking at Facebook is detrimental to your mental health. However, both studies seem to fuel our narcissistic behavior, whether that can effect an individual for better or for worse...