Social Networking Sites Affect The Individual 's Wellbeing And How It Can Create Depressive Symptoms

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As social media continues to expand pervasively over the years, the unswerving usage of its networking sites among college students has also increased. Social networking sites such as Facebook, has “over a billion users around the world” (Vogel, Rose, Roberts & Eckles, 2014), and over half of them log in at a daily basis (Kross et al., 2013). Mark Zuckert created Facebook in 2004 (Ellison et al., 2007), and according to Thompson and Lougheed (2012); ubiquitously, Facebook has a 90% usage rate among young adults in high school and colleges with an average of 1.95 hours per individual who surfaces the Facebook website per day (Thompson & Lougheed, 2012). Due to the notion that young adults mostly use the social networking site of Facebook, many researchers have examined how these social networking sites affect the individual’s wellbeing and how it can create depressive symptoms. According to Lloyd (2014) young adulthood is a time where individuals are mostly affected by outside influences. He states that feelings of inadequacy and inferiority can be in reflection to the constant usage of Facebook.
Facebook itself is a website in where individuals are able to specify details about their experiences, relationships, and lives. Users that also use this specific social networking site are able to meet new people or individuals, along with being able to maintain their relationships and express their thoughts and beliefs online (Vogel, Rose, Roberts & Eckles, 2014). The users…

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