Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Experts Say People Who Use Facebook Live Longer..Really??

A man on a bed using Facebook wearing headphones

A new study has linked social networking with a longer life.
The study involved 12 million Facebook users and found that those who used the site to maintain and grow their real-world social ties tended to live longer.
So, no. Posting political comments probably doesn’t help your heart, and also you’re just screaming into the internet abyss.
The study was led by University of California San Diego researchers William Hobbs and James Fowler, they collaborated with Facebook and Yale.
Their study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Hobbs said,
Interacting online seems to be healthy when the online activity is moderate and complements interactions offline.
So, basically all those hours I spent on MySpace, Facebook and AIM talking to my chums are going to ensure that I live forever.
Or they will cause my certain death… He continued,
It is only on the extreme end, spending a lot of time online with little evidence of being connected to people otherwise, that we see a negative association.
Basically, it means people who have strong social ties live longer, and social networking helps facilitate that.
Fowler added,
Happily, for almost all Facebook users, what we found is balanced use and a lower risk of mortality.
The study used people of similar ages and gender, all born between 1945 and 1989. It then compared who was still alive to those who died in the past six months.
The result? People on Facebook do live longer.
People who accept more friendships also live the longest, so go ahead and add that person you’ve never met who promises to send you $12 million dollars if you transfer some money to Nigeria right now.

All these experts/researchers and their findings makes me wonder sometimes if they are for real :)


  1. And how much did Fb pay for this resesrch/advert?

  2. For me, Facebook hasn't been around that long for them to reach that conclusion.