Study Finds Being Ignored on Facebook May Lower Self-Esteem

Social media promises to make people feel better about their lives and promotes the ability to connect with others and share wonderful moments.Yet according to a new psychology report, when people are ignored on social sites, the rejection can have adverse affects.The study, “Threats to belonging on Facebook: lurking and ostracism,” was published by Taylor and Francis Group, an academic book publishing house, and found that if no one “likes” a person’s post on Facebook, that lack of interaction can lead that person to have a lower self-esteem. The research was led by a team from the psychology school at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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