Facebook Can Intensify Anxiety, And Low Self-Esteem

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Facebook is the most popular and free social networking website that allows its registered users to upload photos, create profiles, and video, send messages to friends, family, and colleagues. Introduced in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has grown to over one billion users; that is, approximately three times the population of the United States. Even after ten years, its popularity is on the rise; it has passed the phase of mass hysteria. The site continuously adjusts, and even reinvented itself in ways, according to the wishes, and often the self-indulgence of its users. Such has been its effect that people would much rather connect with each other on Facebook than through emails, or at times physical interaction. Facebook has changed …show more content…
Research on the negative aspects of repeated use of Facebook has focused on the feasible relationships with negative psychosomatic states and behavior such as anxiety, low self-esteem and narcissism. According to Ray Williams in Wired for Success, “Sharing is essential for improving friendships in theory. But in practice, individuals with low self-esteem seem to behave counterproductively, bombarding their friends with negative pieces about their lives and making themselves less likable" (Williams 1). The more a person get connected to Facebook; the stronger they feel that the items they post are part of their personality and the more likely they are going to view these items as their virtual belongings. Facebook like most things in life has both a positive and negative aspect. It has cemented itself as the emperor of social networking sites. At this elevated speed of popularity, it is probable that it will remain a prominent social networking site for many years to come. Since Facebook has changed the way people interact with society, Individuals that choose to use the platform have to balance both their physical and virtual life, so they do not lose touch with

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