This may or may not come as a surprise, but according to new research, having A LOT of Facebook friends could be causing you to stress the heck out!!
Marketing associate at the University of Edinburgh and author of the study, Ben Marder explains why FB may be causing anxiety, he said:
"Facebook used to be like a great party for all your friends where you can dance, drink and flirt. But now with your Mum, Dad and boss there the party becomes an anxious event full of potential social landmines."
The study also states that the more buddies you have, the more likely you can piss someone off with the stuff you share.
However, with the average age of the participants in the analysis being 21, we highly doubt they're flipping out over… drunken pics of a crazy night out, smoking, cursing and just plain out nonsense!!
But no one does that anyway, right?!? LOLz
[Image courtesy of Facebook.]
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