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BAMAPHIN 22
02-07-2012, 02:01 PM
According to three new studies, Facebook can be tough on mental health, offering an all-too-alluring medium for social comparison and ill-advised status updates. And while adding a friend on the social networking site can make people feel cheery and connected, having a lot of friends is associated with feeling worse about one's own life. http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/06/10334103-facebook-takes-a-toll-on-your-mental-health

Tunaphish429
02-07-2012, 02:47 PM
Just another example of how ppl need to get a life..Stop checking facebook so much if you cant handle the way other ppl live. Facebook should not make you depressed about your life...

Locke
02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
This is especially true for jealous spouses. I've lost count of how many couples I know who've broken up over something ridiculous on facebook, like a comment one of them left on someone else's page. I had to delete my facebook midway through my PhD program due to retard colleagues, and I don't really miss it. I did initially, but now it's no big deal...

Vaark
02-07-2012, 03:27 PM
The New Evil Empire: Facebook will be harvesting your personal information for sale to third parties. This is why I never post anything personal and register accounts using my pets names/emails

Facebook To Share Users' Home Addresses, Phone Numbers With External Sites

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Others are concerned with what they see as Facebook's willingness to change the rules of play--first encouraging people to share personal information with a more limited group of friends, then allowing that data to be accessed in new, unexpected ways.
"People never thought when they were posting this data [such as their phone numbers] that it would be accessible to anyone but friends. There's a real mismatch of expectations around that," said Mary Hodder, chairman of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium (http://personaldataecosystem.org/). "Even if Facebook comes back with new protections, they're still saying, 'Hey, get over it, your data is public.' I feel badly for users that Facebook's approach is 'You give us anything and it's all fair game.'"

tylerdolphin
02-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Being back and forth between two countries, I find FB great for keeping in touch with people and thats the only reason Id miss it. Its pretty creepy how they are sharing personal info though...

NY8123
02-07-2012, 03:39 PM
Anyone who thinks anything you post on the internet is private is a fool to begin with, regardless of facebook.

GoonBoss
02-07-2012, 10:20 PM
I'm on it off and on. I've found it a very useful tool to catch up with people whom I have no connection to now, but I've often wondered how they'd done.

Noodle Arm
02-07-2012, 10:48 PM
Noodle Arm likes this thread. http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/02/fbthumbsuplikebutton-1.jpg

Myles Fynch
02-07-2012, 11:08 PM
The New Evil Empire: Facebook will be harvesting your personal information for sale to third parties. This is why I never post anything personal and register accounts using my pets names/emails

Facebook To Share Users' Home Addresses, Phone Numbers With External Sites

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Google is in the same pigsty. Like to see them both shut down for abusing the public trust. Then again, Micro$oft has had a free reign of terror for decades, so it's likely that things will only get worse. The death of privacy is the precursor to the death of freedom itself.

**** 'em.

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DphinBillkiller
02-08-2012, 12:39 AM
My mental health is unaffected since I don't facebook or my space. I'm too busy doing other things like surfing Finheaven and other sites.