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Did you know that Facebook has the potential to affect your mood? – Larry Carillo

Larry Carillo

Online Marketing Strategist

Did you know that Facebook has the potential to affect your mood?

According to an article on Mashable,  people who use social network sites, in particular, Facebook, are affected.  According to the article, Facebook has the power to make people less lonely, more envious, and can even affect their memory.

A survey conducted by Rebtel, a mobile voice over IP company, linking feelings to heavy and light social media use, says that Facebook causes the most stress, but also elicits the most positive effect on individuals’ moods compared to other social networks.  Although most participants said no networks cause them stress or have a negative effect on their mood, Facebook came in as the top site for those whose emotions were affected.  Facebook was followed by Twitter (4.7 %).

45.9 % of respondents listed Facebook as the site with favorable effects on their mood.  YouTube was second at 17.5%, followed by LinkedIn.

The study also addresses habits of Android and iPhone users and location-based service use and habits. Iphone owners are much more likely to report using networks like Facebook’s Check-In and Foursquare. Most people update their locations to let friends and family know where they have been.

Andreas Bernstrom, CEO of Rebtel, says in a statement, “Our social media report helps paint an interesting picture of our evolving communications tastes and preferences, and how even routine activities such as checking friends into locations, can have an adverse affect on our relationships.”

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About Larry Carillo

I'm a proud husband and father. Faith and family are most important to me. I'm an Online Marketing strategist who loves to help businesses build a community of followers so they can grow revenue. I'm an avid Denver Broncos fan and love spending time out on the golf course.

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