Have you thought how Facebook affects you?
If you are online to make money and are only after using it for traffic, most likely not…
…even so, it is a good idea to take a look at what latest research says about posting on Facebook and how it affects people.
Although on the 8-th of January Mashable said posting on Facebook makes you feel less lonely, that was back then…
…now they say Facebook can make you envious.
Here’s exactly what they mean:
“We were surprised by how many people have a negative experience from Facebook with envy leaving them feeling lonely, frustrated or angry,” researcher Hanna Krasnova at Berlin’s Humboldt University told Reuters.
What Krasnova’s team did, in a couple of separate trials, was to record emotional responses to posts in 600 representative Facebook users. No prizes for guessing which emotion came out on top.
The causes of envy were many, and some read like some fascinating conversation-starters: holiday photos started more than half of the envy incidents. People in their 30s were more likely to be envious of scenes of family happiness.
They also found some very bad news for Mark Zuckerberg & Co.: Facebook envy is a very real factor in reducing Facebook usage. “From our observations some of these people will then leave Facebook or at least reduce their use of the site,” Krasnova said.
“Our findings signal that users frequently perceive Facebook as a stressful environment, which may, in the long-run, endanger platform sustainability,” added the study. User numbers suggesting Facebook is becoming a mature market in the U.S., which could exacerbate the problem. The Facebook honeymoon is over.
As you see even, if you are all about Facebook traffic, you still gotta be careful about what you post not to scare your peers away or even worst – make them feel envious. Turns out Facebook can be dangerous despite everybody seeing it as a friendly social network.
You can easily depress somebody when you start posting money snapshots or pictures of your successful life. And yes, it’s not your problem people might be miserable, but if you are using Facebook for your business, you might send away potential customers by showing off too much.
To tell you the truth, I had never thought about Facebook this way, but I will definitely look over my postings, as I mainly use the social network for traffic and communication.
Now, this video will probably answer the question “how Facebook affects you” even better.
Even though us businessmen have to use it for expanding our businesses, Ross Gardiner, actually hit some bullet points why you should get off Facebook every ones in a while in his video:
By the way the video is really cool and funny too… and also greatly acted.
On the other hand, see how funny it could be to stumble upon somebody’s weird picture right here:
So I guess it is fun and very useful for business, but we have to post carefully and regulate the time spent there. Anyway, we see people have mixed feelings about Facebook and studies show us it can make you envious.
Meanwhile, despite Facebook makes people envious, it is the most used smartphone app in US according to ComScore.
The signature Facebook app passed Google Maps in October of last year to become the most used smartphone app in the U.S. and held onto the top spot through the end of the year, according to data released Wednesday by comScore Mobile Metrix.
Facebook’s app enjoyed strong growth in 2012 with 85.5 million monthly unique users in the US in December, across iOS, Android and RIM’s mobile platforms, up from just under 65 million in March, when comScore first started tracking mobile app data (In October, Facebook reported 604 million monthly mobile users worldwide).
Google Maps, on the other hand, saw its active user numbers dip from about 80 million in August and September to a little more than 70 million in October after it was removed as a default app on iOS 6.
And now it’s time to dive in Facebook’s newest feature – Facebook graph search, and see hot it is accepted by its users:
some say it can descend into creepiness… after this video you probably do too, but even so it is a cool feature.
Now it’s your turn to tell us how Facebook Affects you and how you intend to use Facebook Graph search
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