Are you planning to spend less time on Facebook this year as part of your New Year Resolutions? Do you feel that you are wasting time on Facebook? Recent research shows that you can significantly benefit from your time online on Social Media.
You heard me right! Spend more time in Facebook! Research shows that people who feel connected with their family and friends and share even trivial aspects of daily life are happier and less stressed than “disconnected” people. Even introverts benefit from connections to the people they are closest to.
Here are three ways to enhance your Facebook connections:
BUT make sure you are aware of key challenges with using Facebook regularly.
J Vitak, NB Ellison ‘There’s a network out there you might as well tap': Exploring the benefits of and barriers to exchanging informational and support-based resources on Facebook - new media & society, 2013
Köbler, Felix and Riedl, Christoph and Vetter, Céline and Leimeister, Jan Marco and Krcmar, Helmut, Social Connectedness on Facebook: An Explorative Study on Status Message Usage (July 16, 2010). Proceedings of 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1641178
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