Facebook and Happiness

This Scientific American article on a study that suggests a correlation between Facebook and higher levels of unhappiness does a pretty balanced job of evaluating the merits and flaws of the study’s findings. This paragraph below sums it the article’s concluding remarks on the study after discussing its limitations:

Despite these limitations, the study addresses a pressing question about the way our social lives are structured, and provides some intriguing evidence that social interaction online may be associated with reduced well-being. The internet is not going anywhere, and as the proportion of people connected to the web rises, so too does its importance as central part of our social world.

Notice the words in bold (mine) that illustrate how the article employs a series of connectors, adjectives and verbs to argue for the importance of the study’s impacts even though its methodology had several shortcomings.

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2 thoughts on “Facebook and Happiness

  1. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic however
    I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa?

    My blog addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to
    shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Wonderful blog by the way!

    • Hello. Nice to know your interest. My blog is actually more of aggregation of resources and links relevant for the teaching of General Paper, an A-level subject in Singapore.

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