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| Published: December 25, 2015

Is Facebook A Planet of Lonely Individuals? : A Review of Literature

Shelly Bhagat

Research Scholar at Department of Psychology, Punjab University Chandigarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.038/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.038

ABSTRACT

Social media is a new formed society for individuals to interact and connect with each other, despite of their caste, class, region, religion, and race, which eventually is focusing on the overall wellbeing of individuals surfing on social media regularly. Loneliness has a major influence on psychosocial problems, mental health, and physical well-being which is now focusing the individuals more who spends most of the time online. Many people on social media sites often present idealized versions of their lives, leading others to make upward social comparisons, which can lead to negative emotions. Social interactions on social media sites, specifically Facebook, may have a negative impact on face-to-face encounters for individuals who already have high levels of Loneliness and anxiety. In the present review, loneliness is introduced as an exemplar of social media deficits highlighting the social media website Facebook. Here a definition of loneliness is provided, as well as explanation of why it may pose a situation of concern for Facebook users.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.038/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.038

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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