The Science Behind Why You Should Stop ‘LURKING’ On Social Media

If you are hoping to have a Happy New Year, you have to stop stalking your ex on social media. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen tracked the online activity of more than 1,300 participants and found that ‘regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life.” Specifically, researchers write, “If one tends to feel envy when on Facebook, one should avoid browsing the section (or specific friends) on Facebook causing this envy.” This data echos previous findings that have shown social media promotes unrealistic expectations about life, and that people turn to them to fill a void. (Daily Mail