Thursday December 12, 2019
Home Science & Technology Facebook Brin...

Facebook Brings the World Closer, but at what Cost? Read Here!

The study found out that depression related to that with online social networking is very complex and it is linked with factors like, age, gender

0
//
Facebook logo, VOA

December 3, 2016: Facebook, undoubtedly has brought the world close but at what cost? In the culture of DP, CP, and check-in, we often end up comparing our lives to that of others. We often end up feeling sad and depressed because someone is travelling or having fancy food or bought a new gadget or what so ever. We are always complaining.

NewsGram brings to you current foreign news from all over the world.

Well, the Lancaster University review of existing research recently suggested, “Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline.”

According to TOI, “That’s one of the findings from a review of all the research on the links between social networking and depression by David Baker and Dr Guillermo Perez Algorta from Lancaster University. They examined studies from 14 countries with 35,000 participants aged between 15 and 88. There are among 1.8 billion people on online social networking sites worldwide, with Facebook alone having more than 1 billion active users.”

NewsGram brings to you top news around the world today.

This isn’t something we don’t know, it is very obvious as because one people envy when they observing others doing something better than them. Even accepting former partners as Facebook friends may lead to depression.

American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 defined “Facebook depression” as a “depression that develops when preteens and teens spend a great deal of time on social media sites, such as Facebook, and then begin to exhibit classic symptoms of depression.”

Check out NewsGram for latest international news updates.

The study found out that depression related to that with online social networking is very complex and it is linked with factors like, age, gender etc. In fact, people with neurotic personalities get more depressed than others.

That being said, the researchers also believe that online activity can also help people to come out of depression who all use it to enhance social support.

– by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram. Twitter: @PinazKazi

Next Story

Facebook Loses its Place in Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work’ List

The Top-100 list by Glassdoor is for large organisations or those with at least 1,000 employees. It bases its rankings on eight factors, including work/life balance, compensation and benefits and senior management, among others

0
Social Media, Facebook, Authenticity, Posts
The social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store, July 30, 2019. VOA

Mired in several controversies amid break-up calls from the US lawmakers, Facebook has once again slipped off Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list for a second year in a row.

Facebook dropped to 23rd best place to work, falling 16 spots from last year’s position, and its award score fell from a 4.5 to 4.4 out of a perfect 5, according to the annual listing by the leading job website.

The top three spots are occupied by leading growth platform HubSpot, management consultancy firm Bain & Company and market leader in electronic signatures DocuSign, respectively.

Among the tech companies, Google is at 11th spot, LinkedIn at 12th, Microsoft at 21st, Salesforce at 34th, VMware at 36th, Adobe at 39th, Cisco at 77th, Accenture at 83th and Apple at 84th (the Cupertino-based iPhone maker slipped 13 spots from the last year’s list).

Amazon once again failed to enter the list of 100.

For Facebook, 2019 has been bad on the diplomatic front. Several US Senators have called for breaking up the social network amid repeated data breaches and privacy violations on the platform.

Facebook
Facebook has failed to comply with the subpoenas for more information related to the ongoing privacy investigation into its alleged privacy violations and Cambridge Analytica, the media has reported. Pixabay

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has stressed that authorities should take a serious look at breaking up Facebook as the social network platform is a “utility that has gone unregulated”.

Another Democratic 2020 candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has also stressed upon the possibility of breaking up Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, however, rejected these calls, saying the size of the social media giant was actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process.

Zuckerberg has promised his employees to “fight and win” if Democratic presidential hopeful Warren wins the 2020 election and moves forward with her stated plan to break up the big US tech firms.

Also Read: Here’s What India’s Privacy Bill Requires from Social Media Firms

The company in July agreed to pay record-breaking $5 billion to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as fine for users’ privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal involving millions of users.

The US FTC is also investigating Facebook for potential monopolistic practices.

The Top-100 list by Glassdoor is for large organisations or those with at least 1,000 employees. It bases its rankings on eight factors, including work/life balance, compensation and benefits and senior management, among others. (IANS)