A recent study conducted by the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark on 1,095 people revealed that at least 39% of active Facebook users are unhappy and have low life satisfaction compared to their friends who are not on Facebook. Facebook is the reason behind one's anger and sadness, said the research.
Out of the 1,095 people, half of them were asked not to use Facebook for a week, while the other half were allowed to use Facebook normally. After the one week experiment, the participants evaluated their life satisfaction on a scale of 1-10 both before and after the week.The researchers found that people who used Facebook recorded an average did not use 7.67 ranking to their life satisfaction before the one week experiment and a meager 7.75 by the end of the week. On the other hand, the people who did not use Facebook recorded a significant 7.56 to 8.12 average before and after the one week.
Disclosing further, the study revealed that those who used Facebook were also 55 per cent more likely to feel stressed and the main reason was that they kept on comparing themselves with their friends. Audio, 61% said they prefer to post their 'good sides' and 69 per cent prefer to upload photographs of the 'great things' in their lives on the popular social networking site.