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Thread: Facebook takes a toll on your mental health

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    Facebook takes a toll on your mental health

    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/20...-mental-health
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    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...
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    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...

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    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. "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.'"







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    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...




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    Anyone who thinks anything you post on the internet is private is a fool to begin with, regardless of facebook.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaark View Post
    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

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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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    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.

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